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Table 2 Overview of the origin and number of samples used in the laboratory (n = 241) and ring trial (n = 94) evaluations

From: Development, validation and evaluation of a rapid PCR-nucleic acid lateral flow immuno-assay for the detection of Plasmodium and the differentiation between Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax

Origin of the samples    Sample type Laboratory evaluation (n) Ring trial (n)
Wad Medani Teaching Hospital, Sudan P. falciparum 72 6
Malaria Reference Laboratory, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, returning travellers P. falciparum 7 5
  P. vivax 26 9
  P. ovale 7 4
  P. malariae 18 4
  P. falciparum/ P. vivax 2 1
  P. falciparum/ P. ovale 5  
  Negative   18
Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands, returning travellers Negative 9  
Dutch Blood Bank Negative 95 45
Culture of P. falciparum    2