Agglutination assays detect antibodies to variant parasite antigens expressed on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes. Standard techniques require immediate analysis limiting the number of samples that can be processed simultaneously and preclude re-examination of slides. Fixed Giemsa-stained smears allow long-term storage and re-examination, without fluorescence microscopy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2003|
- Plasmodium falciparum
- Variant antigens