A Comparison of Rapid Diagnostic Testing (by Plasmodium Lactate Dehydrogenase), and Quantitative Buffy Coat Technique in Malaria Diagnosis in Children

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BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) considers early and rapid diagnosis as one of the strategies to control malaria. This study compared the performance of Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) test and the Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) rapid diagnostic test (RDT) with microscopy as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved… (More)
DOI: 10.21010/ajid.v11i2.5

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