Rapid diagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) are amongst the most important innovations in the control of VL, where early case detection/treatment can improve patient prognosis and reduce transmission. This user guide provides general information to facilitate proper use of rapid diagnostics tests for visceral leishmaniasis and improve the quality of VL care. Developed with the Indian subcontinent in mind, this guide can, with some minor local adaptations, be useful in other endemic countries.
World Health Organization, Geneva. ISBN 978 92 4 159735 7, DOI: 10.2471/TDR.08.978-924-1597357, 28 pp.
The use of visceral leishmaniasis rapid diagnostic tests