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Table 5 Accuray of CareStart pLDH for the detection of non- falciparum species, 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

  Number Identified as non-falciparum species by CareStart pLDH % Sensitivity (95% C.I.) % Specificity (95% C.I.)
P.vivax 70 52 74.3 (62.4-84.0)  
 Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 17 11 64.7 (38.3-85.8)  
 Parasite density > 500/μl 53 41 77.4 (63.8-87.7)  
P.ovale 69 22 31.9 (21.2-44.2)  
 Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 33 5 15.2 (5.1-31.9)  
 Parasite density > 500/μl 36 17 47.2 (30.4-64.5)  
P.malariae 16 4 25.0 (7.3-52.4)  
 Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 8 1 12.5 (0–52.7)  
 Parasite density > 500/μl 8 3 37.5 (8.5-75.5)  
P.falciparum and negative samples 343 1   99.7 (98.4 -100)
P. falciparum 247 1   99.6 (97.8 -100)
 No parasites detected 96 0   100 (96.2 -100)