An alternative agglutination assay to measure antibodies to variant surface antigens of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes

E. J. Mann, Stephen J Rogerson, J. G. Beeson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-719
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume97
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Agglutination
  • Malaria
  • Malawi
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Variant antigens

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