• Ultrasensitive diagnostic test for asymptomatic malaria outperforms other rapid tests

    6 days ago - By Healio

    A recently developed ultrasensitive rapid diagnostic test outperformed regular rapid diagnostic tests in identifying asymptomatic malaria infections, but was still inferior to loop-mediated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, according to study findings.
    Writing in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers said there is a growing need for accurate tests to identify asymptomatic malaria infections, which may aid in the elimination of the disease.
    “The primary objective of the study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of different diagnostic tests for malaria, including [rapid
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