Molecular methods have great potential for sensitive parasite detection in the diagnosis of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), but the requiprements in terms of laboratory infrastructure limit their use to reference centres. In this study, the authors evaluated the diagnostic performance of the Loopamp Trypanosoma brucei assay (LAMP) in confirmed T.b. gambiense HAT patients, HAT suspects and healthy endemic controls from the DRC.

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