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Table 3 Comparison of turnaround time for PCR and gel electrophoresis

From: PCR-based detection of Plasmodium falciparum in saliva using mitochondrial cox3 and varATS primers

  18S rRNA cox3 varATS
Nest 1 2 h 40 min 1 h 25 min 2 h 8 min
Nest 2 3 h 15 min 59 min n/a
Gel 45 min 45 min 45 min
Total ~ 7 h ~ 3.5 h ~ 3 h
  1. n/a not applicable