About the Authors

Alfarazdeg A. Saad, Nuha G. Ahmed, Osman S. Osman, Ahmed Mohamedain Eltom, Mustafa I. Elbashir
Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Ahmed Almustafa Al-Basheer, Awad Hamad, Sayda El-Safi
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Khartoum University, Sudan

Stijn Deborggraeve, Philippe Büscher
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Stijn Deborggraeve
Rega Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Gerard J. Schoone, Henk D. Schallig
KIT Biomedical Research, Parasitology Unit, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thierry Laurent
Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Ahmed Haleem
Faculty of Laboratory Science, Khartoum University, Sudan

Omran F. Osman
Faculty of Science, Khartoum University, Sudan

Corresponding Author

sdeborggraeve@itg.be

Competing Interests

T. Laurent is an employee of Coris BioConcept, the company involved in the development and provisioning of the OligoC-TesTs. All other authors report no potential conflicts.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: O. S. Osman, A. A. Al-Basheer, S. Deborggraeve, P. Büscher, G. J. Schoone, H. D. Schallig, T. Laurent, O. F. Osman, A. M. Eltom, M. I. Elbashir, S. El-Safi. Performed the experiments: A. A. Saad, N. G. Ahmed, A. Hamad, A. Haleem. Analyzed the data: A. A. Saad, S. Deborggraeve, S. El-Safi. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: G. J. Schoone, T. Laurent, S. El-Safi. Wrote the paper: A. A. Saad, N. G. Ahmed, O. S. Osman, A. A. Al-Bashir, A. Hamad, S. Deborggraeve, P. Büscher, G. J. Schoone, H. D. Schallig, T. Laurent, A. Haleem, O. F. Osman, A. M. Eltom, M. I. Elbashir, S. El-Safi.