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Table 1 Comparison of diagnosis of Plasmodium species by microscopy and PlasmoNex™ for the samples collected from eastern and central Sabah (N = 189)

From: Increased detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in Sandakan division, Sabah as revealed by PlasmoNex™

  No. of cases identified based on PCR examination
Microscopy results P. falciparum P. vivax P. knowlesi P. malariae P. falciparum and P. vivax Negative No. of cases identified by microscopy
P. falciparum 62 2 4 0 0 5 73
P. vivax 0 58 3 0 0 3 64
P. malariae 6 3 35 2 0 3 49
P.vivax and P. malariae 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
P. falciparum and P. vivax 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 68 64 42 2 2 11 189