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[Crit Rev Biotechnol] Paper-Based Point-Of-Care Testing for Diagnosis of Dengue Infections


Dengue endemic is a serious healthcare concern in tropical and subtropical countries. Although well-established laboratory tests can provide early diagnosis of acute dengue infections, access to these tests is limited in developing countries, presenting an urgent need to develop simple, rapid, and robust diagnostic tools. Point-of-care (POC) devices, particularly paper-based POC devices, are typically rapid, cost-effective and user-friendly, and they can be used as diagnostic tools for the prompt diagnosis of dengue at POC settings. Here, we review the importance of rapid dengue diagnosis, current dengue diagnostic methods, and the development of paper-based POC devices for diagnosis of dengue infections at the POC.

JR Choi et al. Crit Rev Biotechnol 37 (1), 100-111. 2016 Feb 24.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/26912259/

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