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Sample-ready multiplex qPCR assay for detection of malaria

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, April 2014
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Title
Sample-ready multiplex qPCR assay for detection of malaria
Published in
Malaria Journal, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-158
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Authors

Edwin Kamau, Saba Alemayehu, Karla C Feghali, Dennis W Juma, George M Blackstone, William R Marion, Peter Obare, Bernhards Ogutu, Christian F Ockenhouse

Abstract

Microscopy and antigen detecting rapid diagnostic tests are the diagnostic tests of choice in management of clinical malaria. However, due to their limitations, the need to utilize more sensitive methods such as real-time PCR (qPCR) is evident as more studies are now utilizing molecular methods in detection of malaria. Some of the challenges that continue to limit the widespread utilization of qPCR include lack of assay standardization, assay variability, risk of contamination, and the need for cold-chain. Lyophilization of molecular assays can overcome some of these limitations and potentially enable widespread qPCR utilization.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 61 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Hungary 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 57 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 23%
Student > Master 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Other 4 7%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 13%
Engineering 8 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2014.
All research outputs
#3,143,235
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#1,025
of 3,638 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#44,891
of 190,389 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#17
of 56 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 3,638 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 71% of its peers.
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