OptiMAL-IT Individual Rapid Malaria Test
tool for the detection of plasmodium antigens (pLDH) using monoclonal antibodies
for individual diagnosis and for therapy control
is by far the world's most important tropical parasitic disease, and kills more
people than any other communicable disease. The causative agents in humans are the
following species: P.falciparum, P.vivax, P.ovale and P.malariae.
DiaMed OptiMAL-IT is
an immuno-chromatographic test, using monoclonal antibodies against the metabolic
enzyme pLDH (parasite lactate dehydrogenase) of
Plasmodium spp. These Mabs are classified in two groups:
1) one specific for
2) and the other is a pan-specific Mab which reacts with for all four species of
Plasmodium spp. which can occur in human beings:
P.falciparum, P.vivax, P.ovale, P.malariae.
In case of presence of Plasmodium spp. in the blood sample, the pLDH captured
by the conjugate reacts with the specific antibodies against
Plasmodium falciparum and/or Plasmodium
This rapid test is now individually packed,
suitable for field's use.
A reference tool, that can be used for diagnostic, pre-donation screening (Transfusion
Centers in endemic areas) and for therapy monitoring purposes.
can detect all four species of malaria in 20 minutes !
more information on our products, click below...
OptiMAL-IT Individual Rapid
Malaria Test (12 or 24 tests’ kit)
(see our product information
OptiMAL Rapid Malaria Test
(48 tests' kit)
(at present only available under special requests)