What is the role of the quantitative buffy coat (QBC) technique 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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The quantitative buffy coat (QBC) is a technique that is as sensitive as thick smears. Because results cannot be used to speciate Plasmodium, a thin smear must be examined.


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