Author(s): Johnston SP, Pieniazek NJ, Xayavong MV, Slemenda SB, Wilkins PP,
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Abstract We compared a nested PCR assay and microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained blood films for detection and identification of Plasmodium spp. in blood specimens. PCR was more sensitive than microscopy and capable of identifying malaria parasites at the species level when microscopy was equivocal.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Malaria Control & Elimination