Evaluation of the rapid diagnostic test CareStart pLDH Malaria (Pf-pLDH/pan-pLDH) for the diagnosis of malaria in a reference setting

@inproceedings{Heutmekers2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the rapid diagnostic test CareStart pLDH Malaria (Pf-pLDH/pan-pLDH) for the diagnosis of malaria in a reference setting},
  author={Marloes Heutmekers and Philippe Gillet and J. H. J. Maltha and Annelies Scheirlinck and Lieselotte Cnops and Emmanuel Bottieau and Marjan Van Esbroeck and Jan Jacobs},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2012}
}
The present study evaluated CareStart pLDH Malaria, a three-band rapid diagnostic test detecting Plasmodium falciparum- specific parasite lactate dehydrogenase (Pf-pLDH) and pan Plasmodium-specific pLDH (pan-pLDH) in a reference setting. CareStart pLDH was retrospectively and prospectively assessed with a panel of stored (n = 498) and fresh (n = 77) blood samples obtained in international travelers suspected of malaria. Both panels comprised all four Plasmodium species; the retrospective panel… CONTINUE READING
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