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Title: A field trial of the ParaSight®-F test for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infection
Authors: T. Banchongaksorn
P. Yomokgul
S. Panyim
W. Rooney
P. Vickers
Malaria Center Region 2
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1996
Citation: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.90, No.3 (1996), 244-245
Abstract: The rapid manual ParaSight®-F test for Plasmodium falciparum is an antigen capture test detecting trophozoite-derived histidine rich protein II, is simple and provides a definitive diagnosis within 10 min. Compared with 913 thick blood film examinations, the ParaSight®-F test had 93.4% sensitivity and 98.2% specificity. Compared with 520 blood samples within the same study examined with the aid of the polymerase chain reaction, the ParaSight®-F test had 91.6% sensitivity and 99.4% specificity. The ParaSight®-F test could be a valuable diagnostic tool for falciparum malaria in any situation requiring rapid diagnosis in the absence of microscopical examination.
ISSN: 00359203
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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