Field Testing of Dried Malaria Positive Blood as Quality Control Samples for malaria RDTs in Benin

Field Testing of Dried Malaria Positive Blood as Quality Control Samples for malaria RDTs in Benin

Objectives

Determine the operational feasibility of using dried tube specimens (DTS) as quality control and proficiency testing samples for malaria RDTs. DTS and RDTs stored at a reference laboratory were compared to DTS and RDTs stored at two health facilities to determine the ability of DTS to detect failing RDTs and also how a QC activity based on DTS can be incorporated into a larger RDT quality assurance program.

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Key facts

  • Dates
    Sep 2014 to Jan 2015
    Funding amount
    $20,200
    Country
    • Benin

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Tools for elimination