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I am a resident of the Nigerian FELTP, a two-year MPH degree programme in field epidemiology. I am writing my dissertation research proposal on the evaluation of the performance and quality of Romanowsky stains and RDT kits used for malaria diagnosis in Plateau State, Nigeria. Please can someone provide me detailed information on methods for analysis of the active substance (antigen or antibody) in a malaria RDT kit? What laboratory methods can be used to assay the histidine or LDH or aldolase component of a malaria RDT kit? I also need information about chromatographic and spectrophotometric methods for analysing biological stains. There is this rapid thin layer chromatographic method for analyzing blood stains by Marshall and Lewis, 1974a, I have not been able to get the details of it. Can somenone help here please?
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