Malaria is potentially life-threatening vector borne infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasite. It mainly affects tropical & subtropical regions and is the cause of major economic burden as well as morbidity & mortality in such areas. India contributes to a large no. of malaria cases in Southeast Asia.
To provide aid in malaria diagnosis, Yumizen H550 is giving Malaria screening flags along with differentiation of the species between Plasmodium vivax & Plasmodium falciparum.
To ensure the reliability of results, an evaluation study was conducted at four centres in India i.e. Green cross Pathology Laboratory – Gandhi Nagar, Suburban Diagnostics – Mumbai, NM Medical – Mumbai, Suraksha Diagnostics – Kolkata. The sensitivity for P. vivax was 90% while for P. falciparum came out to be 100%. The specificity came out to be 95.01% & 99.59% for P. vivax & P. falciparum respectively.
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