Rapid assay for arthopod-borne disease vectors and pathogens

  • US 20020172937A1
  • Filed: 02/17/2000
  • Published: 11/21/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1999
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method for analyzing an arthropod sample for the presence of one or more analytes associated with the pathogen that causes human malaria, comprising:

  • a) contacting a liquid permeable support with the arthropod sample and one or more detectable analyte-specific reagents that bind specifically to a protein analyte associated with a Plasmodium sporozoite, if present, to form analyte-reagent complexes, said support comprising at least one detection area, said area having an analyte-specific capture reagent immobilized therein, said capture reagent specific for the protein analyte associated with the Plasmodium sporozoite, said capture reagent being adapted for capturing the analyte-reagent complexes; and

    b) detecting the presence of the detectable analyte-specific reagent in the detection area, indicating the presence of the analyte in the sample.

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