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Table 3 List of available resource to support the PMS and correct use of malaria RDTs

From: Keep the quality high: the benefits of lot testing for the quality control of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Type of resource Resource Access
Guidance Post-market surveillance of in vitro diagnostics https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255576/9789241509213-eng.pdf;jsessionid = E93138DC88FDD4ABD2D215B6406002AB?sequence = 1
SOP Methods manual for laboratory quality control testing of malaria RDTs https://www.who.int/malaria/publications/rdt-lab-quality-manual/en/
SOP Protocol on responding to problems with malaria RDTs https://www.finddx.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Malaria-RDT-protocol-24JUN16-FINAL.pdf
Guide Troubleshooting guide for supervisors overseeing users of malaria RDTs https://www.finddx.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RDT-supervisors-guide-2016.pdf
Form User complaint form for reporting problems and/or adverse events related to diagnostic products http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/procurement/111121_user_complaint_form_for_adverse_events_and_product_problems_reporting_english.pdf?ua=1
Ref material Plasmodium falciparum antigens (1st International Standard) https://www.nibsc.org/products/brm_product_catalogue/detail_page.aspx?catid=16/376
Ref material Plasmodium falciparum culture-derived panels https://www.zeptometrix.com/categories/assay-developers/microorganisms filtered by “malaria”
Ref material Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax recombinant antigens (HRP2, pLDH, aldolase) https://www.microcoat.de/Products/malaria-reference-materials-p-falciparum-hrp-2-recombinant/
https://spandiag.com/recombinant-antigens-for-diagnostics/
Training material Training manuals, job aids, results guides, quizzes and answer keys: available as generic versions for P. falciparum-only, Pf-pan and pan-Pf RDTs, and as RDT product-specific versions. https://www.finddx.org/reports-and-landscapes/guides-manuals-implementation-tools-for-malaria-rdts/
https://www.who.int/malaria/areas/diagnosis/rapid-diagnostic-tests/job-aids/en/
  1. SOP Standard Operating Procedure, Ref material Reference material