Malaria serological examination

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Serological

Examination

Disadvantage of the test is the presence of circulatory antigen for many days even after elimination of viable parasite.

This test is still being established.

Molecular Diagnosis:

Detection of specific parasite Nucleic acids done by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

This technique is more accurate and reliable than Microscopic techniques

But the test is very expensive and requires highly equipped laboratory.

Drug Resistance Tests:

Drug resistance tests are performed to evaluate the efficacy of the drug against the malarial parasite mostly in an invitro technique.

In vitro tests: The Minimum concentration of the drug required to inhibit the growth of the parasite in a culture medium is detected by this method.

In vitro Molecular detection:

- Molecular tests done to evaluate the degree of resistance to drugs

- Molecular markers assessed by PCR or Gene Sequencing.

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camaldina

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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