What is the role of PCR assay testing and nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) in the diagnosis of malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In addition to the RDT listed above, new molecular techniques, such as PCR assay testing and nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA), are also available for diagnosis. They are more sensitive than thick smears but are expensive and unavailable in most developing countries. [17]


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