Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparison of CSP-ELISA with qPCR and multiplex PCR for detection of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites

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

  CSP-ELISA positive CSP-ELISA negative Total
qPCR positive 261 15 276 (76%)
qPCR negative 41 47 88 (24%)
Total 302 (83%) 62 (17%) 364 (100%)
PCR positive 211 6 217 (60%)
PCR negative 91 56 147 (40%)
Total 302 (83%) 62 (17%) 364 (100%)
  1. McNemar test: CSP-ELISA vs qPCR, P <0.001; CSP-ELISA vs PCR, P <0.001.
  2. CSP-ELISA was performed on head-thorax-carcasses, and qPCR and multiplex PCR were performed on salivary glands DNA.