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Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests: malaria


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These guidelines are based primarily on recommendations for field trial design of the WHO Informal Consultation on Field Trials and Quality Assurance of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests, 20–23 January, 2003, in Manila, Philippines, involving John Barnwell, Vincente Belizario, Martin Bubb, Deborah Burgess, Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga, Michael Makler, Anthony Moody, Elizabeth Streat, Chansuda Wongsrichanalai, Allan Magill, Jenny Luchavez, Mark Perkins, Andrea Bosman, Gustavo Bretas, Manas Kumar Banerjee, Krongthong Thimasarn, Edward Brian Doberstyn, Kevin Palmer, Bernard Tomas, Raman Velayudhan and David Bell some of whom have also contributed to later development. WHO acknowledges the further input of the TDR Diagnostics Evaluation Expert Panel, Daniel Masiga, Milton Tam, Paul Klatser, Guy Barnish, and others.

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Bell, D., Peeling, R. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests: malaria. Nat Rev Microbiol 4, S34–S38 (2006).

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