Molecular diagnostics and parasitic disease

Shawn Vasoo, Bobbi S. Pritt

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Molecular parasitology represents an emerging field in microbiology diagnostics. Although most assays use nonstandardized, laboratory-developed methods, a few commercial systems have recently become available and are slowly being introduced into larger laboratories. In addition, a few methodologies show promise for use in field settings in which parasitic infections are endemic. This article reviews the available techniques and their applications to major parasitic diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis, and trichomoniasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-503
Number of pages43
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Amebiasis
  • Babesiosis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • NAAT
  • PCR
  • Trichomonas
  • Trypanosomiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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