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Table 4 Comparison of Basic and Confirmatory Test Results

From: Implementation of basic quality control tests for malaria medicines in Amazon Basin countries: results for the 2005–2010 period

Country API1 Basic Tests Confirmatory Testing for Content2
Pass Fail Pass Fail
Brazil Artesunate 1 0 1 0
Chloroquine 1 0 1 0
Doxycycline3 2 0 2 0
Mefloquine 1 0 1 0
Primaquine 5 0 5 0
Quinine 0 7 7 0
Guyana Chloroquine 13 0 3 1
  Mefloquine 1 0 1 0
  Quinine 14 0 1 4
Total 38 7 22 5
  1. 1 Medicines collected during one round of sampling at one sentinel site in each country.
  2. 2 All samples passed the identity test.
  3. 3 There was no validated TLC method available.