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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2019 Jan 17;52:e20170450. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0450-2017.

Performance of an immuno-rapid malaria Pf/Pv rapid diagnostic test for malaria diagnosis in the Western Brazilian Amazon.

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1
Instituto de Pesquisas Clínicas Carlos Borborema, Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, AM, Brasil.
2
Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Wama Diagnóstica, São Carlos, SP, Brasil.
3
Programa de Pós-graduação em Medicina Tropical, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brasil.
4
Instituto de Pesquisas Leônidas e Maria Deane, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for detecting Plasmodium antigens have become increasingly common worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Immuno-Rapid Malaria Pf/Pv RDT in detecting Plasmodium vivax infection compared to standard thick blood smear (TBS) under microscopy.

METHODS:

Hundred and eighty-one febrile patients from the hospital's regular admissions were assessed using TBS and RDT in a blinded experiment.

RESULTS:

RDT showed a sensitivity of 98.9%, specificity of 100%, and accuracy of 99.5% for P. vivax infection when compared to TBS.

CONCLUSIONS:

The RDT is highly accurate, making it a valuable diagnostic tool for P. vivax infection.

PMID:
30652783
DOI:
10.1590/0037-8682-0450-2017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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