Malaria Research and Treatment / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness and Validity Assessment of Cyscope Microscope, Quantitative Buffy Coat Microscope, and Rapid Diagnostic Kit for Malaria Diagnosis among Clinic Attendees in Ibadan, Nigeria

Table 3

Operational characteristics of CareStart, light, Cyscope, and QBC microscopes, Ibadan, April 2014.

ParametersCareStartLight microscopeCyscopeQBC

Turnaround time20 minutes45 minutes5 minutes8 minutes
Blood quantity needed/test3 uL10 uL8 uL50 uL
Electric current by standby battery NANoYesNo
Average cost of equipment NA1,1971,15514,970
Number of tests/hour31127

Findings as of March 2014 obtained from this study’s procedures and manufacturer’s website. NA: not applicable.

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