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Table 4 Comparison between BN RDT and PT using the ASSURED criteria

From: Comparative evaluation of two rapid field tests for malaria diagnosis: Partec Rapid Malaria Test® and Binax Now® Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test

  BN RDT PT§
Affordability $1* $ 0.5*
Sensitivity (%) 96.5 95.6
Specificity (%) 98 96.7
User-friendly 6 steps 3 steps
Rapid and robust Yes Yes
Equipment-free Yes No
Deliverable to end-users Yes Yes
Minimal Training Yes Yes
  1. * Data obtained from the manufacturer
  2. § $ 1300 price for Partec® fluorescence microscope (CyScope®)