In this study, a NeoSpectra spectrometer was used for the first time to detect and quantify Malaria infection.
Principal component analysis displayed a good separation between the infected and uninfected RBCs.
Clinical studies using large patient numbers are required, which is the subject of future studies.
Adegoke JA, Kochan K, Heraud P, Wood BR. A Near-Infrared "Matchbox Size" Spectrometer to Detect and Quantify Malaria Parasitemia. Anal Chem. 2021 Apr 6;93(13):5451-5458. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05103. Epub 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33759513.