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Table 6 Performances of the real-time screening PCR and the genus-specific 18S rRNA nested PCR: species identification

From: An innovative tool for moving malaria PCR detection of parasite reservoir into the field

Results Malaria PCR detection
Species-specific18S rRNA nested PCR Nested real-time PCR species
   Concordant samples Discordant samples
P. falciparum 31 29 9
P. ovale 2 2 2
P. falciparum/P. ovale 3 3 1
P. falciparum/P. malariae 2 4 0
P. falciparum/P. ovale/P. malariae 1 1 0
No species 0 0 3
Total 39 39 15