The AngelWorld Malaria Pf/ Pv Ag test kit is an in-vitro diagnostic immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of infection with Plasmodium parasites causing malaria in human whole blood specimens. It does not assess parasite densities
Malaria: An infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the bite of the Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. Falciparum malaria is the most deadly type.
The symptoms of malaria include cycles of chills, fever, sweats, muscle aches, and headaches that recur every few days. There can also be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin and eyes. Persons with severe falciparum malaria can develop bleeding problems, shock, kidney and liver failure, central nervous system problems, coma, and die. Travelers to areas with malaria are advised to take medications to prevent infection if exposed. The treatment of malaria is with oral or intravenous medications, including chloroquine, mefloquine (Larium), or atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone).
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) RECOMMENDATIONS
WHO recommends prompt parasite-based diagnosis in all patients suspected of malaria before treatment is administered. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have the potential to greatly improve the quality of management of malaria infections, especially in remote areas with limited access to good quality microscopy services."
Malaria Pf/PAN Ab Antibody Smart Rapid Test Kit
"1 strip IVD Cassette
25 pouches in Batch Box"