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Table 8 Diagnostic sensitivities of the different RDTs for each species, prospective evaluation (n = 76)*

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

  RDT brand Number correctly identified by RDT % Sensitivity (95% C.I.)   
P. falciparum (n = 49) CareStart pLDH 46 93.9 (83.1-98.7)   
  OptiMAL 39 79.6 (65.7-98.8)   
  SDFK60 49 100 (92.8-100)   
P. vivax (n = 16) CareStart pLDH 14 87.5 (61.7-98.5)   
  OptiMAL 16 100 (79.4-100)   
  SDFK60 16 100 (79.4-100)   
P. ovale (n = 10) CareStart pLDH 6 60.0 (26.2-87.8)   
  OptiMAL 1 10.0 (0–44.5)   
  SDFK60 0 0 (0–30.9)   
P. malariae (n = 1) CareStart pLDH 1    
  OptiMAL 1    
  SDFK60 1    
  1. * One P. ovale sample was not tested with OptiMAL and SDFK60.