HRP2Histidine Rich Protein 2
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Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda.
We found that if HRP2 levels are low, clinicians can be more than 98 percent sure the child will not progress to cerebral malaria," Seydel said.
HRP2, nicknamed "Promet," is a classic example of the business-academia collaboration going on in Ibaraki's laboratories and science parks.
However, HRP2 remains detectable for weeks after effective treatment, limiting the use of this type of RDT in monitoring response to treatment, and complicating the interpretation of results in recently treated patients.
HRP2 antigen rapid diagnostic test for falciparum malaria: positive.