There is a need for an accurate, transparent system for monitoring the accuracy of RDTs after release by the manufacturer. The development of a comprehensive quality assurance scheme is essential to ensure that test quality is maintained, reducing the likelihood of misdiagnosis and maintaining confidence of health service providers and consumers. Malaria RDTs are affected by various conditions of manufacture, storage and use that can impair their accuracy and reliability. Track initiative urges countries to scale up RDTs to universal access to aid in the management of malaria, especially in locations where laboratory-based diagnosis is unavailable. This requires a system in place to assure that service quality is guaranteed.
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Author information: 1 U. Histidine-rich protein II HRP2 -based malaria rapid diagnostic tests RDTs have shown high sensitivity and specificity for detecting Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a variety of study settings. However, RDTs are susceptible to heat and humidity and variation in individual performance, which may affect their use in field settings. We evaluated sensitivity and specificity of RDTs during routine use for malaria case management in peripheral health facilities. Health workers received a single day of instruction on how to perform an RDT and thick blood smear.