This study aimed to identify infections below the level of detection of the HRP2-based RDTs used to screen a cohort of individuals followed longitudinally in a randomized control trial. A negative RDT was highly predictive of a true negative, however a positive RDT was only correct half the time. RDT-positive/PCR-negative samples were likely to have been recently treated and cleared of parasites.
Corporate author(s): PATH; Ministry of Health, Zambia; Tulane University; University of California, San Francisco
Publication date: November 2016
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