Vista has spent considerable time and effort working to source and develop less expensive alternative antibodies for rapid tests. Vista Laboratory Services, working in cooperation with Vista Diagnostics International has evaluated each of the antibodies we represent on our current price list.
For both Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH), and Histidine-rich protein 2 or HRPII, Vista has recently developed a pair of antibodies to detect both Vivax and Falciparum malaria antigens. These antibodies have recommended pairings to achieve the highest results, but also pair with other antibodies available.
Antibody 3H8 (Vivax capture) paired with 6F1 (Pan Malaria – detector) produces outstanding sensitivity and specificity in Plasmodium vivax. Plasmodium falciparum is detected by pairing 6F1 with 17e4 (capture).
For detection of the HRPII antigen of Plasmodium falciparum, antibody 4F4 (capture) and 1F12 (detector) produce excellent results detecting Plasmodium falciparum.
Please contact Vista Laboratory Services if you are interested in evaluating any of these new malaria antibodies or other antibodies for rapid tests. We will provide up to 5mg of each at our lowest pricing tier as a one-time promotion.