Accuracy of routine laboratory diagnosis of malaria in the United Kingdom.

@article{Milne1994AccuracyOR,
  title={Accuracy of routine laboratory diagnosis of malaria in the United Kingdom.},
  author={L M Milne and May s Kyi and Peter Chiodini and David Charles Warhurst},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={740-2}
}
AIMS To study the accuracy of routine laboratory diagnosis of malaria with the aim of improving accuracy in diagnosis in the future. METHODS A comparative study was made of all blood films submitted to two laboratories in London providing a slide-diagnostic service for malaria. RESULTS There were 17 Plasmodium ovale infections, and of these only five (29.4%) were correctly diagnosed by the submitting laboratory; whereas of 210 other single species infections, 162 (77.1%) were correctly… CONTINUE READING

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