Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
Global Poverty and Human Development
Cost-effectiveness of Algorithms for Confirmation Test of Human African Trypanosomiasis
|Algorithm 1 or standard||Lymph node puncture, fresh blood examination, and thick blood film||LNP-FBE-TBF|
|Algorithm 2||Lymph node puncture and capillary tube centrifugation||LNP-CTC|
|Algorithm 3||Lymph node puncture, CATT titration, capillary tube centrifugation, and mini-anion exchange centrifugation technique||LNP-CATT titration-CTC-mAECT|
|Algorithm 4||Lymph node puncture, capillary tube centrifugation, and mini-anion exchange technique||LNP-CTC-mAECT|
|Algorithm 5||Lymph node puncture, thick blood film, capillary tube centrifugation, and mini-anion exchange technique||LNP-TBF-CTC-mAECT|
|Algorithm 6||Lymph node puncture, capillary tube centrifugation, and CATT titration||LNP-CTC-CATT titration|
|Algorithm 7||Lymph node puncture, thick blood film, capillary tube centrifugation, mini-anion exchange technique, and CATT titration||LNP-TBF-CTC-mAECT-CATT titration|
*CATT, card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis; CATT titration, CATT titration at end-titer 8.
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