ParaSight-F test to diagnose malaria in hypo-endemic and epidemic prone regions of Vietnam.

  title={ParaSight-F test to diagnose malaria in hypo-endemic and epidemic prone regions of Vietnam.},
  author={P Verl{\'e} and Le Nguyen Binh and Trinh Lieu and P T Yen and Marc Coosemans},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={1 6},
The antigen capture ParaSight-F test was evaluated during a drug sensitivity survey in a hypoendemic region of northern Vietnam. When only asexual blood forms of P. falciparum were considered, sensitivity of ParaSight-F was 100%, specificity 88% (95% CI 95-80%), positive predictive value 68% (95% CI 85-50%) and negative predictive value 100%. ParaSight-F proved very convenient for rapid screening and selection of patients to enrol in a drug sensitivity study. In northern Vietnam, the… CONTINUE READING

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