COMPARISON BETWEEN QUANTITATIVE BUFFY COAT (QBC) AND OPTIMAL TEST FOR MALARIA DIAGNOSIS AT DMC, LAHERIASARAI, BIHAR

Dr. Neha Jha, Dr. R. S. Prasad, Dr. Debarshi Jana

Abstract


The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of India reports about 2 million malaria parasite positive cases annually, of
which about 50% are Plasmodium falciparum. The gold standard for malaria detection is microscopic detection which is tedious and dependent on
technical expertise. Therefore tests like Parahit total, Advantage mal card, and QBC have been introduced. In view of the seriousness of the malarial
infection and paucity in current availability of diagnostic facilities across India.


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