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Table 7 Sensitivities of SD-Bioline and PCR-NALFIA compared to microscopy differentiated in parasitaemia

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

Parasitaemia SD Bioline PCR-NALFIA
> 50.000 / μl 100% (3 / 3) 100% (3 / 3)
5000 to 50.000 / μl 100% (49 / 49) 100% (49 / 49)
500 to 5000 / μl 100% (22 / 22) 100% (22 / 22)
100 to 500 / μl 81.8% (9 / 11) 100% (11 / 11)
50 to 100 / μl 66.7% (2 / 3) 100% (3 / 3)
< 50 / μl 10.5% (2 / 19) 26.3% (5 / 19)