Molecular test for vivax malaria with loop-mediated
Abstract Vivax malaria has the highest incidence in central China. High-throughput and cost-effective testing methods are essential for vivax malaria diagnosis in this area. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is an established
nucleic acid amplification method, which provides a prom-ising platform for the molecular detection of malaria para-sites in development countries. This study was performed to
compare the LAMP method, the nested PCR-based method,and microscopic examinations in diagnosing vivax malaria.