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Table 1 Microscopic and PCR-based diagnosis of Plasmodium infections in clinical isolates

From: Prevalence and distribution of human Plasmodium infection in Pakistan

Species Microscopy PCR analysis
Plasmodium falciparum 138 (17%) 128 (18%)
Plasmodium vivax 656 (82%) 536 (76%)
Mixed (P. falciparum + P. vivax) 7 (1%) 43 (6%)
Plasmodium malariae 0 0
Plasmodium ovale 0 0
Negative 0 94 (12%)