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Quantification of Human and P. Falciparum DNA
Estimating Plasmodium falciparum and human DNA concentration in infected blood samples by fluorometer and real-time PCR
Version: v1.0 Author: WWARN
DNA Extraction: Preparing Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Storing and processing malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for DNA extraction
Version: v1.1 Author: WWARN
Culture of Plasmodium falciparum blood stages
Methods for short- and long term culture of Plasmodium falciparum laboratory strains and fresh isolates
Version: v1.0 Author: WWARN
Synchronisation of Plasmodium falciparum
Synchronising culture adapted Plasmodium falciparum isolates in ring stage
Version: v1.1 Author: WWARN
Preparation of Culture Medium
Preparing complete medium for Plasmodium falciparum cultures
Version: v1.1 Author: WWARN
Data receipt, entry and validation
Receiving, data entry and validating data within a clinical trial
Version: 2.0 Author: WWARN
Database construction, security, backup, close and lock
Construction, security and backup of a clinical database
Version: 2.0 Author: WWARN
MOL03, CLI06
Filter paper preparation for molecular genetic analysis
Preparing and preserving dried blood spot samples for genetic analysis
Version: v1.2 Author: WWARN
Leukocyte Depletion of Whole Blood Using CF11 Columns
Version: v1.3 Author: WWARN
Collection of blood by finger prick or heel stick
Obtaining fingerprick and heel stick blood samples for preparing thick/thin blood smears and filter paper samples
Version: 2.0 Author: WWARN


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