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malaria self test kits false negative results


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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

A  while ago I heard a BBC radio broadcats  from their health report.  There  is some  concern with the use of those over the counter  self test kits for malaria, if the result is positive that is correct.

 

However, now some of the negative resukt are false as the person using the test has not waited enough time  for any disease to develop.

 

I do not think that they mentioned an exact period to wait between being bitten  and taking the test.

 

I cannot find the report either using google or the BBC

 

Here is a Unicef item about these devices but it is a few years old

 

http://www.unicef.or...rapid_tests.pdf


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

If you have symptoms that could be malaria, I would suggest seeking medical help, not relying on a test kit



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

the test kit is cheap and quick, but as recently revealed not always the best thing to do

it is much better to go to a clinic

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