COMPARISON OF SD BIOLINE MALARIA AG-PF/PAN TEST WITH MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION FOR DETECTION OF P.FALCIPARUM, P.VIVAX AND MIXED INFECTION IN SOUTH NIAS, NORTH SUMATERA, INDONESIA

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, May–June 2015, RJPBCS 6(3) Page No. 917

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Malaria is a parasitic disease with high morbidity and mortality rates in Indonesia and other tropical and sub tropical countries even through these days. Rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential to control the transmission of the disease. Malaria diagnosis by detecting the parasites from thick blood film in endemic areas remains to be a problem by the lack of available means and is highly dependent on the examiner’s skill. Alternatively, the SD Bioline Malaria Ag-Pf/pan test is able to detect Plasmodium specifically, with rapid result and no special skills required. To determine the SD Bioline Malaria Ag-Pf/pan test quality of results in the diagnosis of P.falciparum , P.vivax , and mixed malaria infection in an endemic area. 98 blood samples were drawn from suspected malaria patients from the local public health service (Puskesmas) of Pulau Tello, Nias Selatan regency, Sumatera Utara province. The blood samples were analyzed by the SD Bioline Malaria Ag-Pf/pan test and microscopic examination. The study was conducted at Puskesmas Telo of PulauPulau Batu district South Nias in collaboration with Clinical Pathology Department of Medical Faculty, Sumatera Utara University/H. Adam Malik Hospital Medan. The Mc.Nemar’ test was used to determine the sensitivity and specificity of both methods.

Kata Kunci: Malaria, SD Bioline Malaria Ag-Pf/pan test, Microscope