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Table 2 Qualitative QT-NASBA results for Pfs16, Pfs25 and 18S in different patient material

From: Evaluation of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte detection in different patient material

  Pfs16 Pfs25 18S
  m/N (%) m/N (%) m/N (%)
Venous blood 100 μL 15/15 (100.0) 11/15 (73.3) 14/15 (93.3)
Finger prick 25 μL 15/15 (100.0) 10/15 (66.7) 15/15 (100.0)
Urine 100 μL 3/15 (20.0) 0 10/15 (66.7)
Saliva 100 μL 2/15 (13.3) 0 12/15 (80.0)
Mucosa swab 1/15 (6.7) 0 2/15 (13.3)
Mucosa filter paper 2/15 (13.3) 0 8/15 (53.3)
  1. (m = positive samples, N = all samples).