The QBC Malaria Test System with QBC ParaLens Advance, Microscope, and Centrifuge A complete transmission light microscope and epi-fluorescence microscopy system for malaria parasite staining and review. Includes research grade microscope with 4x, 10x, 40x and 100x objectives, QBC ParaLens Advance microscope attachment with 60x objective, QBC Capillary Centrifuge (120/230 V, 50/60 Hz operation), and the QBC Malaria Test (Box of 2000).
QBC Malaria Test System with QBC ParaLens Advance and Centrifuge
The QBC Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance and Centrifuge is an epi-fluorescence microscopy system for malaria parasite staining and review. Includes QBC ParaLens Advance microscope attachment with 60x objective, QBC Capillary Centrifuge (120/230 V, 50/60 Hz operation), and the QBC Malaria Test (Box of 2000).
Features of the product
Studies have shown that the QBC Malaria Test is 5.5 to 7 times more sensitive than Giemsa thick films.╣ The QBC Test also offers equivalent specificity with a negative predictive value of greater than 98%.▓
The sensitivity of the QBC Malaria Test is particularly notable in cases of low parasitemia, as the test allows for the detection of as little as one (1) parasite per ÁL of blood.│ In one study of 49 patients with low parasitemia (defined as >10 parasites per ÁL of blood), the QBC Test established the diagnosis earlier than thick film in 47% of cases.?
Preparation and review of the QBC Malaria Test can be performed in just eight (8) minutes, compared to times ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours using thick film analysis.?
Training new users is just as rapid, as users with just five (5) days of training can provide results equivalent to an experienced microscopist using conventional methods.▓ In a study of 206 samples, new users averaged sensitivity of 95%, specificity of 98.4%, and correct speciation in 93.4% of cases.
Simple Set-Up and Review
The QBC Malaria Test utilizes patented technology to improve sample collection and review for users. The Test features a 50 ÁL blood tube that can be used to collect either capillary or venous blood samples. All necessary stains and reagents are contained within the tube itself, simplifying specimen processing.
The use of centrifugation improves review for users, concentrating parasites within specific areas of the tube for easier detection. For a discussion on the scientific principles behind the QBC Malaria Test, please consult the technology section.
Respected, Proven Technology
The QBC Malaria Test was the first malaria diagnostic test to receive FDA clearance and its technology has been proven in dozens of scientific studies. For a listing of scientific studies featuring the QBC Malaria Test, please consult the Studies section.