The Urine Malaria Test™ (UMT) is an in vitro immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of specific Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) protein fragments shed in the urine of febrile malaria patients. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of malaria in febrile patients, and to support the differential diagnosis of malaria from other fever-causing conditions, using a freshly collected urine sample. Negative results must be confirmed by thin/thick smear microscopy.
The test process is simple:
(A) Add patient urine into Sample Cup provided in kit;
(B) Dip and leave UMT strip in the sample for 25 minutes;
(C) Read result: one line indicates no malaria and two lines indicate malaria.
The UMT offers a unique and critically-needed tool that will remove the guesswork currently used in the clinical management of malaria, enabling immediate targeted treatment.