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Table 2 Clinical information, Plasmodium species and parasite density of the samples submitted as part of the EQA session

From: External quality assessment of malaria microscopy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sample Sample information Reference result/Comment
1. Thick + thin blood film, Giemsa stained Girl 9 years old, fever, pale, weakness, Leukocyte count 10,400/μl Plasmodium falciparum, parasite density 177,000/μl or "++++"
2. Thick + thin blood film, Giemsa stained Woman 54 years old, headache and fever, Leukocyte count 2,500/μl Plasmodium falciparum, parasite density 86/μl or "+"
3. Thick + thin blood film, Giemsa stained Man 57 years old, check-up visit No parasites seen
4. Thin blood film, Giemsa stained Woman, 39 years old, no clinical information No parasites seen, presence of Howell-Jolly bodies
5. Thin blood film, unstained Man, 36 years old, no clinical information Sample to be stained by the participants and returned for scoring of staining quality
6. No sample Stained thick blood film sample to be selected from routine samples by the participant Sample to be sent to the reference lab for scoring of staining quality