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Table 5 Effect of parasite level on rapid test results

From: Field trial of three different Plasmodium vivax- detecting rapid diagnostic tests with and without evaporative cool box storage in Afghanistan

RDT type   Rapid test results Slide results
  Storage Invalid Negative Positive Parasitaemia
CS PfPan Room temp 1 22 1 Negative
   6 1 112 Low a
   5 0 153 High b
  EC box 1 22 1 Negative
   4 1 114 Low
   3 0 155 High
CS PfPv Room temp 0 23 1 Negative
   3 19 97 Low
   2 1 155 High
  EC box 0 23 1 Negative
   3 18 98 Low
   3 1 154 High
BL PfPv Room temp 2 22 0 Negative
   14 7 98 Low
   37 0 121 High
  EC box 3 20 1 Negative
   6 5 108 Low
   23 0 135 High
  1. a Low parasitaemia: < 5,000/μL;
  2. b High parasitaemia: > 5,000/μL