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Table 4 Malaria diagnosis

From: Malaria in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela: current challenges in malaria control and elimination

  Brazil Colombia Peru Venezuela
Diagnostic methods Mostly microscopy (98%) [12]  
RDT: P. falciparum and all species combo, used in remote areas or those without easy access to microscopy (e.g. indigenous areas, legal mining camps) but not for surveys or treatment follow-up
Mostly microscopy  
RDT: P. falciparum and P. vivax combo
Microscopy Microscopy
  1. RDT rapid diagnostic test