COMPARISON OF THREE TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF MALARIA IN RESOURCE-LIMITED SETTINGS: A MINI-REVIEWAbstract
Objective of this article is to review three techniques, routinely used rapid diagnostic tests (lateral flow immune chromatography) versus nucleic acid amplification test (NAT) versus Paper-based microfluidics for DNA diagnostics of Malaria, as diagnostic tests in detecting malarial infection among febrile illnesses, suspected of malaria. The major constraint for implementing NAT as a routine screening technique in India appears to be its high cost per test. There is a need to evaluate the technique and its cost-effectiveness as compared to RDT in the Indian setting as there is a scarcity of literature in this area.
Neha Martin Honnalli and T. M. Desy *
Department of Biochemistry, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte - DU, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
28 December 2020
13 May 2021
29 May 2021
01 January 2022