Microscopy for the detection, identification and quantification of malaria parasites on stained thick and thin blood films in research settings
Gatton, Michelle & Research Malaria Microscopy Standards Working Group (2015) Microscopy for the detection, identification and quantification of malaria parasites on stained thick and thin blood films in research settings. World Health Organization, Geneva.
This manual was developed to guide a move towards common standards for undertaking and reporting research microscopy for malaria parasite detection, identification and quantification. It contains procedures based on agreed quality assurance standards for research malaria microscopy defined at a consultation of: TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases; the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), United Kingdom; the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA; the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and later expanded to include Amref Health Africa (Kenya); the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU), Indonesia; Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC); Institut de recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Senegal; the Global Good and Intellectual Ventures Laboratory (GG-IVL), USA; the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand; Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, and the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), Thailand.
These collaborating institutions commit to adhering to these standards in published research studies. It is hoped that they will form a solid basis for the wider adoption of standardized reference microscopy protocols for malaria research.
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|Additional Information:||Dr Michelle Gatton is a member of the Research Malaria Microscopy Standards Working Group. "Suggested citation: Research Malaria Microscopy Standards Working Group (2015). Microscopy for the detection, identification and quantification of malaria parasites on stained thick and thin films. Geneva: World Health Organization."|
|Keywords:||Malaria, diagnosis, parasitology, Plasmodium|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Infectious Diseases (110309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (110800) > Medical Parasitology (110803)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 World Health Organization on behalf of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2015 04:24|
|Last Modified:||12 Jun 2015 00:05|
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