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Rapid Malaria Test

Parasitology: Comparison of the Novel Partec Rapid Malaria Test to the Conventional Giemsa Stain and the Gold Standard Real-Time PCR

July 30, 2010 - 12:18 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bernard N., Alex A., et al.
Reference: 
J. Clin. Microbiol., Aug 2010; 48: 2925 - 2928.

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.

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Perspective: Rapid Malaria Tests: Where Do We Go After 20 Years?

December 18, 2009 - 10:27 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Michael T. Makler AND Robert C. Piper
Reference: 
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.

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