Table 1

Result interpretation by the Binax Now® RDT

Positive Test

Negative Test

Invalid Test


Line

Interpretation

Line

Interpretation

Line

Interpretation


C plus T1

Positive for

C only

Negative

No Line

Invalid test.

P. falciparum only

Repeat test with a new kit.


C plus T2

Positive for

T1 or T2 only

Invalid test. Repeat

P. vivax or

test with a new kit.

P. malariae or

P. ovale or a mix of these. Differentiation of the species is not possible.


C plus T1

Positive for

T1 and T2 only

Invalid test. Repeat

and T2

P. falciparum. It may also represent a mixed infection of

test with a new kit.

P. falciparum with

P. vivax,

P. malariae, or

P. ovale. Differentiation between a Pf only infection and a mixed infection containing Pf and

another malaria species is not possible with this test.


Source: Binax NOW® reagent package insert, 2007 page 6.

Nkrumah et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:143   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-143

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