In this study, we evaluated the recently developed Partec rapid malaria test (PM) for the detection of Plasmodium spp. in human blood from patients in an area where malaria is endemic and compared the results with those of thick blood film Giemsa stain (GS) in terms of its performance and operational characteristics, using real-time (RT) PCR as the gold standard.
Rapid Malaria Test
J. Clin. Microbiol., Aug 2010; 48: 2925 - 2928.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 921-926
We propose that the study and implementation of such RDTs should be aggressively advanced and propose a series of questions that can guide efforts.