Paracheck-Pf: a new, inexpensive and reliable rapid test for P. falciparum malaria.

@article{Proux2001ParacheckPfAN,
  title={Paracheck-Pf: a new, inexpensive and reliable rapid test for P. falciparum malaria.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Proux and L Hkirijareon and C Ngamngonkiri and Sharon L McConnell and François H Nosten},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={99-101}
}
We compared the performance of Paracheck-Pf, a new and cheap rapid malaria test, with ICT-Pf/PvR and microscopy in two malaria surveys in Thai villages on the Thai-Burmese border. The specificity, sensitivity, predictive positive and negative values of the Paracheck-PfR and ICT-PfR tests were calculated taking microscopy results as the gold standard. The 294 ICT-Pf/Pv tests resulted in two invalid (no control line) and 11 doubtful results. Both the ICT-Pf/PvR and Paracheck-PfR tests reliably… CONTINUE READING