Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 196

Table of Content: November 2016; 8(11)

November 2016

Development and evaluation of a novel slide flocculation test using rat liver tissue homogenate as antibody binding surface for onchocerciasis screening

The need to have a screening tool for onchocerciasis control to compliment parasitological and molecular diagnosis has remained an important goal. A novel Onchocerca volvulus slide flocculation test (Ov-SFT) was developed using tissue homogenates from rat organs (kidney, liver, heart, spleen, muscle, brain, lungs and testes). Liver followed by spleen and then kidney tissue homogenates performed better than others....

Author(s): Osue H. O., Inabo H. I., Yakubu S. E., Audu P. A. and Mamman M.