J Parasit Dis 2021 Jun 3;45(2):479-489. Epub 2021 Jan 3.
Diagnostics Program, PATH, Seattle, WA USA.
Dried blood spots (DBS) typically prepared on filter papers are an ideal sample type for malaria surveillance by offering easy and cost-effective methods in terms of sample collection, storage, and transport. The objective of this study was to evaluate the applicability of DBS with a commercial multiplex malaria assay, developed to concurrently measure antigens, histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2), lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH), and a host inflammatory biomarker, C-reactive protein (CRP), in whole blood. The assay conditions were optimized for DBS, and thermal stability for measurement of antigens and CRP in dried blood were determined. Read More