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Table 1 Malaria diagnosis: microscopy compared with rapid diagnostic test SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f / Pan 05FK60

From: Routine parallel diagnosis of malaria using microscopy and the malaria rapid diagnostic test SD 05FK60: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières in Myanmar

  SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f/Pan (05FK60)  
Microscopy result No. of samples Negative (%) P. falciparum(%) Pan* (%) P.f/Pan (%)
   (control band only) (P. falciparum band only) (Pan band only) (P.f and pan band)
No parasites seen 1,337 1,306 (97.7) 13 (1.0) 11 (0.8) 7 (0.5)
P. falciparum 531 39 (7.3) 162 (30.5) 13 (2.5) 317 (59.7)
P. vivax or P. malariae 587 118 (20.1) 3 (0.5) 454 (77.3) 12 (2.0)
Mixed P.f/pan 130 0 (0.0) 6 (4.6) 2 (1.5) 122 (93.9)
  1. A total of 2,585 blood samples was examined at the Sittwe and Thetkalpyin clinics, Rakhine State, Myanmar.
  2. *SD 05FK60 detects the pan-Plasmodium- specific lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) expressed in P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae).