Usefulness of quantitative buffy coat blood parasite detection system in diagnosis of malaria.

@article{Pinto2001UsefulnessOQ,
  title={Usefulness of quantitative buffy coat blood parasite detection system in diagnosis of malaria.},
  author={Maria Jos{\'e} Pinto and S{\'e}rgio Roberto Rodrigues and Ruth Desouza and M P Verenkar},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={219-21}
}
A rapid test for diagnosis of malaria based on acridine orange staining of centrifuged blood samples in a microhematocrit tube (QBC) was compared with thick and thin peripheral blood smears in 2274 samples. Malaria was diagnosed in 239 (10.5%) patients by Leishman's staining technique and QBC method. The QBC method allowed detection of an additional 89 (3.9%) cases. Thus the prevalence rate of malaria during the study was 14.4%. In 1946 patients who were negative by the QBC technique, the… CONTINUE READING
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