The Mytest One Step Malaria Antigen Pf/Pv Test kit is intended for the detection of Malaria infection in human blood sample, indicating differential diagnosis between P.f HRP-II (Plasmodium falciparum, histidine-rich protein II) and Plasmodium vivax
The malaria test kit is meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only
Technical Specifications: ◦ High Sensitivity & Specificity (Specificity is more than 99%) ◦ Can detect as low as 50 parasites/ul ◦ Clear background ◦ No reverse migration & cross reactivity
Kit contains: ◦ Malaria Ag Pf/Pv device individually foil pouch with a desiccant ◦ Assay Buffer Bottle ◦ Sample Applicator ◦ Package Insert
Malaria is an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite which invades the red blood cells and is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions
Generally, people get malaria by being bitten by an infective female Anopheles mosquito. Because the malaria parasite is found in red blood cells of an infected person, malaria can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, organ transplant, or the shared use of needles or syringes contaminated with blood.
The different types of Malaria are: ◦ Plasmodium falciparum (or P. falciparum) ◦ Plasmodium malariae (or P. malariae) ◦ Plasmodium vivax (or P. vivax) ◦ Plasmodium ovale (or P. ovale) ◦ Plasmodium knowlesi (or P. knowlesi)
The incubation period (time between being infected and when symptoms start) is of 7 to 18 days, depending on the specific parasite you're infected with. However, in some of the cases it can take up to a year for symptoms to develop. The initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like and include: a high temperature (fever)
Malaria disease can be categorized as uncomplicated or severe (complicated). In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. All the clinical symptoms associated with malaria are caused by the asexual erythrocytic or blood stage parasites.
Treatment of malaria depends on the number of different factors that include disease severity, the particular species of Plasmodium infecting the patient and the potential for drug resistance of the various species and strains of Plasmodium. In general, it takes about two weeks of treatment to be cured of malaria.