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Table 3 Overview of the RDT kits evaluated in the present study

From: Malaria rapid diagnostic kits: quality of packaging, design and labelling of boxes and components and readability and accuracy of information inserts

    Evidence of GMP
RDT format Plasmodium antigens targeted Number CE mark WHO list Total
Two band HRP-2 7 4 5 7
  pan-pLDH 1 1 0 1
  Pv-pLDH 1 1 0 1
Three band HRP-2, pan-pLDH 11 5 7 9
  HRP-2, aldolase 5 5* 5 5
  HRP-2, Pv-pLDH 4 1 1 2
  Pf-pLDH, pan-pLDH 6 5 6 6
Four band HRP-2, Pv-pLDH, pan-pLDH 7 3 5 6
  1. * One three-band test (HRP-2, aldolase) is FDA approved.
  2. WHO list of ISO:13485:2003 certified manufacturers and their RDT products (list of known commercially available antigen detecting malaria RDTs) [12].
  3. One of these RDTs used both aldolase and pan-pLDH as pan-malarial antigen.