TITLE

Faster malaria testing

AUTHOR(S)
Bagchi, Sanjit
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1016
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the market approval of Binax NOW, a rapid laboratory malaria test from Binax Inc., by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was stated that FDA recognizes the new malaria test as significantly faster and easier to use than other existing method of diagnosing malaria. Binax NOW, which costs $10 to $29, could distinguish plasmodium falciparum infections from other less virulent malarial infections. Moreover, the test can provide results in 15 minutes from just a few drops of whole blood on a dipstick.
ACCESSION #
27236674

 

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