Evaluation of the OptiMAL test for diagnosis of malaria in Venezuela.

@article{Zerpa2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the OptiMAL test for diagnosis of malaria in Venezuela.},
  author={Noraida C Zerpa and R. Carlos A. Pabon and Albina Wide and Magda Gavidia and Mehudi Medina and J. L. Hern{\'a}ndez C{\'a}ceres and Jacinta Capaldo and Meghan Baker and Oscar O Noya},
  journal={Investigacion clinica},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={93-101}
}
We evaluated the OptiMAL rapid dipstick test by comparing it with the conventional standard thick-blood film method, for the detection of malaria in two groups of individuals from different Venezuelan endemic areas. One of the groups consisted of individuals with malaria-like symptoms (n = 113) and the other of asymptomatic individuals (n = 89). The… CONTINUE READING