Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 15th, 2007
Standard laboratory tests for malaria require identifying parasites in a blood sample under a microscope, a difficult task that requires training and experience.
The Binax NOW test is significantly faster and easier to use. Results are available in 15 minutes after a few drops of whole blood are placed on a dipstick. The test can also differentiate the most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, from less...
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