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The ParaSight(R)-F test is a qualitative diagnostic test of Plasmodium falciparum, which is based on the detection by a monoclonal antibody of a species-specific soluble antigen (histidine-rich protein (HRP-II)) in whole blood and which can be performed without special equipment. A visual reading is given by a polyclonal antibody coupled with dye-loaded(More)
Microhematocrit centrifugation (Woo test) and miniature anion exchange are the most widely used techniques for routine detection of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in endemic areas. The QBC technique developed for diagnosis of malaria has been successfully used for detection of trypanosoma in blood. The purpose of this laboratory study was to evaluate the(More)
Similar seasonal differences were described previously in a smaller series (3). In addition, we discovered a simultaneous course of TH in three sets of twins and two other sibling pairs (neither parent was affected). " Epidemic " incidence and familial occurrence strongly support a relationship of TH with viral, protozoal, or other infections (4, 5). On the(More)
The Laboratory of Viral Diseases Immunology (Laboratoire d'Immunologie des Maladies Virales) of the Northern Region Blood Bank (Etablissement Français du Sang Nord de France) performs between 180.000 and 200.000 viral blood qualifications per year. The use of a serum gel separator evacuated tube should contribute to improve the quality of the pre-analytical(More)
The purpose of this study which was carried out in the Central African Republic between January and February 1994 was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Parasight F test in diagnosing malaria in the indigenous population. Comparison of test results in a series of 62 malaria suspects who had been residing in the country for more than 10 years and 67(More)
The use of the Giemsa-stained thick blood smear for the diagnosis of malaria has not been supplanted since the discovery of the parasite by A. Laveran in 1880. Recently, a new direct diagnosis technique, the Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC)* Malaria Diagnosis System, has been developed. We compared this technique with the thick blood smear diagnosis in a study(More)
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