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Table 3 Grading of competency in parasite microscopy (species identification, and quantification)

From: Development of standardized laboratory methods and quality processes for a phase III study of the RTS, S/AS01 candidate malaria vaccine

Grading* Species identification
(% accuracy)
(% slides within 25% of true count)
Expert 90 50
Reference 80 40
Competent 70 30
In training (failure) <70 <30
  1. *Grading according to WHO criteria [12]