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Table 4 Accuracy of CareStart pLDH for the detection of P. falciparum , retrospective evaluation

From: Evaluation of the rapid diagnostic test CareStart pLDH Malaria (Pf-pLDH/pan-pLDH) for the diagnosis of malaria in a reference setting

Results of microscopy corrected by PCR Number Identified as P. falciparum by CareStart pLDH % Sensitivity (95% C.I.) % Specificity (95% C.I.)
All P. falciparum samples 247 234 94.7 (91.2-97.2)  
 Pure Gametocytemia 13 11 84.6 (54.6-98.1)  
 Asexual parasite density 1-100/μl 27 20 74.1 (53.7-88.9)  
 Asexual parasite density 101-200/μl 15 14 93.3 (68.1-99.8)  
 Asexual parasite density 201–1,000/μl 34 33 97.1 (84.7-99.9)  
 Asexual parasite density >1,000/μl 158 156 98.7 (95.5-99.9)  
 Asexual parasite density >100/μl 207 203 98.1 (95.1-99.5)  
All other species and negative samples 251 9*   96.4 (93.3-98.4)
  1. * All P. vivax samples.