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Field testing of dried malaria positive blood as quality control samples for malaria RDTs in Benin

Objectives

The overall objective of this project was to 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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Date

2014 Sep - 2015 Jan

Total Project Funding

$20,200
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