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Table 7 Sensitivity of CareStart pLDH for the detection of Plasmodium , prospective 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 Correctly identified by CareStart pLDH % Sensitivity (95% C.I.)
All P. falciparum samples 49 46 91.8 (80.4-97.7)
 Pure gametocytemia   1 1  
 Asexual parasite density 1-100/μl   6 5  
 Asexual parasite density 101-200/μl   1 0  
 Asexual parasite density 201–1,000/μl   5 4  
 Asexual parasite density >1,000/μl   36 36 100 (90.3-100)
 Asexual parasite density >100/μl   42 40 95.2 (83.8-99.4)
All non-falciparum species   28 22* 78.6 (59.1-91.7)
 Parasite density ≤ 500/μl   3 1  
 Parasite density > 500/μl   25 21 84.0 (63.9-95.5)
  1. * Miss diagnosed two P.vivax samples that showed both test lines, and missed four P. ovale samples.