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Table 2 Selected chemical additives for stabilization of malaria RDT target antigens

From: Stabilization of RDT target antigens present in dried Plasmodium falciparum-infected samples for validating malaria rapid diagnostic tests at the point of care

Product name Abbreviation Concentration used Manufacturer
Sucrose Suc 0.5 M Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
Glycerol/sucrose Gly/Suc 0.5 M and 10% Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
Alsever’s/sucrose Als/Suc 100% w/v and 0.5 M Fisher Scientific, USA & Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
Trehalose Treh 0.5 M Fisher-Scientific, USA
Sucrose/trehalose Suc/Treh 0.5 and 0.5 M Fisher-Scientific, USA & Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
Glycerol/Trehalose Gly/Treh 10% and 0.5 M Fisher-Scientific, USA & Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
Trehalose/biostab Treh/Bio 0.5 M and 5% w/v Fisher-Scientific, USA
Biostab/sucrose Bio/Suc 5% w/v and 0.5 M Sigma-Aldrich, MO, USA
LDH stabilizer LDH Stab 100% W/v The Gwent Group, UK
LDH stabilizer/trehalose LDH Stab/Treh 100% w/v and 0.5 M Fisher-Scientific, USA & The Gwent Group, UK
  1. LDH, Lactose dehydrogenase; M, Molar; % W/v, percentage weight/volume