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Table 2 Comparison of malaria test results according to the diagnostic methods used for all sites combined in Madagascar, 2008-2010

From: Management of uncomplicated malaria in febrile under five-year-old children by community health workers in Madagascar: reliability of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Nested PCR n (%) Microscopy   RDT    Microscopy RDT    
Results   Negative Pf Negative HRP2+ HRP2/pLDH+ Results n (%) Negative HRP2+ HRP2/pLDH+
Negative 258 (48.8) 258 0 19 1 0 Negative 92 (48.4) 80 7 5
Pf 271 (51.2) 74 197 65 11 94 Pf 98 (51.6) 4 5 89