Malaria rapid diagnostic test performance. Results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs : round 1 (2008)
This report, which presents the results of the first round of WHO product testing of malaria antigen-detecting RDTs, was completed in November 2008 in collaboration with FIND, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners. All companies manufacturing under ISO-13485 Quality System Standard were invited to submit up to three tests for evaluation under the programme.
In this first round of testing, 41 products from 21 manufacturers were evaluated against prepared blood panels of cultured Plasmodium falciparum parasites and patient-derived P. falciparum and P. vivax parasites, and a parasite-negative panel.