Evaluation of a malarial antibody assay for use in the screening of blood and tissue products for clinical use.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A new recombinant Plasmodium antigen enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the detection of malarial antibodies was evaluated for the screening of 'malaria-risk' blood and tissue donations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13,269 donor and patient samples were tested by both the EIA and the standard diagnostic antibody immunofluorescence… (More)


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