An Overview of the Clinical Use of Filter Paper in the Diagnosis of Tropical Diseases

@inproceedings{Smit2014AnOO,
  title={An Overview of the Clinical Use of Filter Paper in the Diagnosis of Tropical Diseases},
  author={P W Smit and Ivo d'O. Elliott and Rosanna W Peeling and David Mabey and Paul N Newton},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014}
}
Tropical infectious diseases diagnosis and surveillance are often hampered by difficulties of sample collection and transportation. Filter paper potentially provides a useful medium to help overcome such problems. We reviewed the literature on the use of filter paper, focusing on the evaluation of nucleic acid and serological assays for diagnosis of infectious diseases using dried blood spots (DBS) compared with recognized gold standards. We reviewed 296 eligible studies and included 101… CONTINUE READING

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