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LUNA-FL

Quantitative Detection of Plasmodium falciparum Using, LUNA-FL, A Fluorescent Cell Counter

September 10, 2020 - 14:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hashimoto M, Yokota K, Kajimoto K, Matsumoto M, Tatsumi A, Yamamoto K, Hyodo T, Matsushita K, Minakawa N, Mita T, Oka H, Kataoka M
Reference: 
Microorganisms. 2020 Sep 4;8(9):E1356

The microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained thin and/or thick blood films (Giemsa microscopy) is the standard method of malaria diagnosis. However, the results of the diagnosis significantly depend on the skills of clinical technicians. Furthermore, sample preparation and analysis are laborious and time-consuming. Therefore, in this study, we investigated if a commercially available fluorescent cell counter, LUNA-FL, was useful for the detection of Plasmodium parasite and the estimation of parasitemia.

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