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Malaria Surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Comparison of Microscopy, PCR, and Rapid Diagnostic Test

Citation

Doctor, Stephanie M.; Liu, Yunhao; Whitesell, Amy N.; Thwai, Kyaw L.; Taylor, Steven M.; Janko, Mark M.; Emch, Michael E.; Kashamuka, Melchior; Muwonga, Jeremie; & Tshefu, Antoinette K., et al. (2016). Malaria Surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Comparison of Microscopy, PCR, and Rapid Diagnostic Test. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 85(1), 16-18. PMCID: PMC4841725

Abstract

Malaria surveillance is critical for control efforts, but diagnostic methods frequently disagree. Here, we compare microscopy, PCR, and a rapid diagnostic test in 7137 samples from children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using latent class analysis. PCR had the highest sensitivity (94.6%) and microscopy had the lowest (76.7%).

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.01.004

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Author(s)

Doctor, Stephanie M.
Liu, Yunhao
Whitesell, Amy N.
Thwai, Kyaw L.
Taylor, Steven M.
Janko, Mark M.
Emch, Michael E.
Kashamuka, Melchior
Muwonga, Jeremie
Tshefu, Antoinette K.
Meshnick, Steven R.

PMCID

PMC4841725