A cellphone polarizing microscope for malaria detection

Itay Remer, Alberto Bilenca

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Abstract

We demonstrate the application of a cellphone-based polarizing microscope for the detection of minute concentrations of hemozoin - the malaria pigment - and /β-hematin - the synthesized equivalent of hemozoin. Hemozoin concentrations as low as 0.75 μg/ml were detectable in malaria-infected human blood samples, demonstrating that the cellphone probe can offer malaria detection at very low parasitemia of 0.25%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557529725
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201314 Jun 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period9/06/1314/06/13

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