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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 802-805
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.091


A comparative analysis of peripheral blood smear and  rapid diagnostic test for diagnosing Malaria
Gunjan Dutta*, Kiran Yadav and Jugal Kishor Aggarwal
Department of Microbiology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur (U.P), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rapid detection of malarial parasites and early treatment of infection are the most important goals of disease management. Blood sample was collected from total number of 1200 patients present with classical symptoms of malaria. Peripheral blood smears were prepared and stained with Leishman’s stain. Antigen detection tests were done using commercially available kits. Out of 1200 patients 202 cases were positive by peripheral smear and 205 were positive by card test. Pan Malaria antigen card test had a sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 99.70% respectively. Peripheral blood smear still appear superior for species identification but the RDTs are easy to use, reliable and simple to interpret, therefore the test can be used as an epidemiological tool for the rapid screening of malaria or where the facilities are not available.


Keywords: Peripheral blood smear,
Pan Malaria Antigen Card test.
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Gunjan Dutta, Kiran Yadav and Jugal Kishor Aggarwa. 2016. A comparative analysis of peripheral blood smear and  rapid diagnostic test for diagnosing Malaria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 802-805. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.091