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Table 2 Detection comparison for QT-NASBA and RT-PCR for whole blood stored directly in guanidine RNA preservation buffer at −80 °C

From: Filter paper collection of Plasmodium falciparum mRNA for detecting low-density gametocytes

  Gametocyte density/μl
10 1 0.1 negative
QT NASBA 100 (8/8) 100 (8/8) 62.5 (5/8) 0 (0/4)
RT-PCR 75 (6/8) 75 (6/8) 37.5 (3/8) 0 (0/4)