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Table 1 Comparison of qPCR and multiplex PCR techniques for detection of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites in salivary glands of Anopheles gambiae

From: Evaluation of a real-time quantitative PCR to measure the wild Plasmodium falciparum infectivity rate in salivary glands of Anopheles gambiae

Salivary glands samples qPCR positive qPCR negative Total Sensitivity Specificity Kappa (κ)
PCR positive 217 0 217 (60%) 100% 60% 0.63
PCR negative 59 88 147 (40%)    
Total 276 (76%) 88 (24%) 364 (100%)    
  1. McNemar test: qPCR vs multiplex PCR, P <0.001.