Malaria, be gone

September 2007
Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
The article reveals that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in June 2007 that it had cleared for marketing the Binax NOW Malaria Test, the first authorized U.S. rapid test for malaria. The author reports that the test, which is intended for laboratory use, is said to be better than standard laboratory tests, which require identifying parasites in a blood sample under a microscope, a difficult task that requires training and experiences. The Binax Now test is quicker and easier to use, with results available 15 minutes after drops of blood are placed on a dipstick. The test is also able to differentiate between the different kinds of malaria parasites.


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