Malaria Antigen Rapid Test

Overview

Malaria is a disease caused by four identified spicies of Plasmodia, namely Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. It is transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. It is a disease that can be treated in just 48hrs, yet it can cause fatal complications if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed.

It is re-emerging as the the number one infectious killer and it is the number on priority tropical disease of the World Health Organization.

Author(s): George KoffuorView Details of Author
Year: 2011
Keywords: malaria test, malaria antigen rapid test, malaria
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Introduction

 

This pharmacological resource demonstrates the test for malaria using a Malaria P.f. Rapid Test Device. This is a qualitative membrane based immunoassay for the detection of P.f. antigen in the whole blood. Within the video lesson, the biochemical principles behind RTD Test for malaria will be discussed. The video would also describe the test procedure and its clinical application as well as the test results.

 

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

 
Describe the biochemical principles behind RTD Test for malaria.

Describe the test and know the clinical applicartion of the test.

 

Lesson Content

 

Malaria Antigen Rapid Test (video)
Malaria Antigen Rapid Test

 

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Acknowledgment

 

This programme was produced with support from the following:

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