Diagnosis

• Find the microfilaria on a thick blood smear taken at midnight. This is not a very convenient method of diagnosis.

• Immuno-chromatographic filariasis card test using finger prick blood, which takes less than five minutes to complete. It detects circulating W. bancrofti antigens so it can be done at any time of the day or night.

• Polymerase chain reaction to detect parasitic DNA. This is very sensitive and can detect as little as one microfilaria in 1 ml blood.

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