Table 4

Comparison between BN RDT and PT using the ASSURED criteria

BN RDT

PT§


Affordability

$1*

$ 0.5*

Sensitivity (%)

96.5

95.6

Specificity (%)

98

96.7

User-friendly

6 steps

3 steps

Rapid and robust

Yes

Yes

Equipment-free

Yes

No

Deliverable to end-users

Yes

Yes

Minimal Training

Yes

Yes


* Data obtained from the manufacturer

§ $ 1300 price for Partec® fluorescence microscope (CyScope®)

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

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