About the Authors

Alfarazdeg A. Saad

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Nuha G. Ahmed

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Osman S. Osman

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Ahmed Almustafa Al-Basheer

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Khartoum University, Sudan

Awad Hamad

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Khartoum University, Sudan

Stijn Deborggraeve

sdeborggraeve@itg.be

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Rega Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Philippe Büscher

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Gerard J. Schoone

Affiliation KIT Biomedical Research, Parasitology Unit, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Henk D. Schallig

Affiliation KIT Biomedical Research, Parasitology Unit, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thierry Laurent

Affiliation Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Ahmed Haleem

Affiliation Faculty of Laboratory Science, Khartoum University, Sudan

Omran F. Osman

Affiliation Faculty of Science, Khartoum University, Sudan

Ahmed Mohamedain Eltom

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Mustafa I. Elbashir

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Khartoum University, Sudan

Sayda El-Safi

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Khartoum University, Sudan

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.