OptiMAL-IT is a rapid, sensitive malaria test that is able to differentiate between P. falciparum and other malaria parasites. The test is highly accurate and is capable of detecting as few as 50-100 parasites per ?l of blood. OptiMAL-IT operates in all clinical settings to achieve precise, easily interpretable results within 20 minutes. OptiMAL-IT verifies the effectiveness of treatment by detecting the presence of Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (PLDH), which becomes negative following a course of successful treatment. OptiMAL-IT is highly specific and is capable of detecting drug resistant malaria. The OptiMAL-IT cassette comes complete with all test reagents and consumables required to perform the test.