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Table 4 Sensitivity by parasitaemia level of the SD 05FK60 rapid diagnostic test

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

Parasite density P. falciparum P. vivax/P. malariae
  Number of RDT positives/Total positives by micoscopy Sensitivity % Number of RDT positives/Total positives by micoscopy Sensitivity %
+ 34/57 59.7 14/104 13.5
++ 62/66 93.9 44/63 69.8
+++ 134/148 90.5 153/159 96.2
++++ 249/260 95.8 255/261 97.7
Total 479/531 90.2 466/587 79.4
Chi-square test for trend p <0.05 p <0.05
  1. A total of 2,585 blood samples was examined at the Sittwe and Thetkalpyin clinics, Rakhine State, Myanmar.
  2. Estimated parasite densities: + = 10–90 p/μl, ++ = 100–1,000 p/μl, +++ = 1,000-10,000 p/μl, ++++ = >10,000 p/μl. N: total number of blood samples; n: total detected by SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f/Pan (05FK60).