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Table 4 Diagnostic values of OptiMal-IT compared to thick smear as reference technique.

From: Use of a pLDH-based dipstick in the diagnostic and therapeutic follow-up of malaria patients in Mali

Thick smear
  Positive Negative Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) *PPV (%) +NPV (%) Frequency of positive (%)
OptiMal-IT positive 379 13 97.2 95.4 96.7 96.1 58.2
OptiMal-IT negative 11 271      
Frequency of positive (%) 56.5       
  1. *PPP; Positive predictive value; NPV; +Negative predictive value