Field Evaluation and Impact on Clinical Management of a Rapid Diagnostic Kit That Detects Dengue NS1, IgM and IgG

@inproceedings{Andries2012FieldEA,
  title={Field Evaluation and Impact on Clinical Management of a Rapid Diagnostic Kit That Detects Dengue NS1, IgM and IgG},
  author={Anne-Claire Andries and Veasna Duong and Chantha Ngan and Sivuth Ong and Rekol Huy and Kim Kim Sroin and Vantha Te and Y Bunthin and Patrich Lorn Try and Philippe Buchy},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Dengue diagnosis is complex and until recently only specialized laboratories were able to definitively confirm dengue infection. Rapid tests are now available commercially making biological diagnosis possible in the field. The aim of this study was to evaluate a combined dengue rapid test for the detection of NS1 and IgM/IgG antibodies. The evaluation was made prospectively in the field conditions and included the study of the impact of its use as a point-of-care test for case… CONTINUE READING
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