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Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) primarily detect Plasmodium falciparum antigen histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2) and the malaria-conserved antigen lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) for P. vivax and other malaria species. The performance of RDTs and their utility is dependent on circulating antigen concentration distributions in infected individuals in a population in which malaria is endemic and on the limit of detection of the RDT for the antigens.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/jcm.00948-18

Type

Journal

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

01/2019

Volume

57