EVALUATION OF IMMUNOCHMATOGRAPHIC TEST FOR DIAGNOSIS OF FALCIPARUM MALARIA

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By Ali E. Nasir, Humodi A. Saeed.

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This study has evaluated Immunochromatographic test ( ICT ) as a new diagnostic technique, recently introduced in the Su dan for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum ( P. falciparum ) parasite. A total of one hundred blood samples were examined using ICT in comparison with the traditional microscopic method. All samples were found to be po sitive for P. falciparum when stained by Giemsa stain and examined microsco pically. The result revealed 98 asexual stages and 2 sexual stages of P. falciparum were observed. However, 98 of these blood samples were found to be positive for P. falciparum when examined by the ICT . On the other hand, statistical analysis showed a high degree of sensit ivity and specificity of the ICT (P<0.05) compared to microscopical method utilized tradition ally in detection of malaria parasites in patients blood

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