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Table 3 Evaluation of rapid diagnostic test- and microscopy-positive results against polymerase chain reaction

From: Detection of a substantial number of sub-microscopic Plasmodium falciparum infections by polymerase chain reaction: a potential threat to malaria control and diagnosis in Ethiopia

  Microscopy (n = 54)* RDT (n = 100)*   
PCR P. falciparum Mixed (Pf/Pv) P. falciparum Mixed (Pf/Pv)
P. falciparum 44 5 73 7
Negative 3 2 20 0
Total 47 7 93 7
  1. *Only microscopy-and RDT-positive samples were subjected to PCR (the overall results of microscopy and RDT survey aren’t indicated in the table).