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Table 2 Performance of different brands of rapid diagnostic tests in diagnosing PAM

From: Reliability of rapid diagnostic tests in diagnosing pregnancy-associated malaria in north-eastern Tanzania

RDT type No. of Samples Results Parasite density (asexual stages/μl)
Rapid Diagnostic Test Microscopy Median Range
Positive Negative Positive Negative
Parascreen™ 3892 52 (1.3%) 3840 (98.7%) 28 (0.7%) 3864 (99.3%) 2565 39.5–101208
Paracheck®Pf 594 19 (3.2%) 575 (96.8%) 8 (1.3%) 586 (98.7%) 2004.5 581.5-23587.5
ParaHIT®f 1069 20 (1.9%) 1049 (98.1%) 13 (1.8%) 1056 (98.8%) 1023.63 242.5–390748
Total 5555 91 (1.6%) 5464 (98.4%) 49 (0.9%) 5506 (99.1%) 2090 40–390748
  1. RDT: rapid diagnostic test; μl: microlitre.