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Table 1 Validation of real-time PCR from blood using blind clinical samples

From: Real-time PCR detection of Plasmodium directly from whole blood and filter paper samples

   Raw blood*
(n = 100)
Dried blood spots†
(n = 48)
   Pos Neg Pos Neg
Purified DNA Pos 69 5 38 0
  Neg 0 26 0 10
  1. *Confirmed by real-time PCR according to Shokoples et al [10]
  2. †Confirmed by nested PCR according to Snounou et al [12]