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Table 1 Comparison of microscopy and nested polymerase chain reaction for malaria parasite detection and species identification in Northwest Ethiopia, 2013

From: Comparison of Giemsa microscopy with nested PCR for the diagnosis of malaria in North Gondar, north-west Ethiopia

Parasites detected by microscopy and nested PCR (Number of samples)
Microscopy (n) Nested PCR (n)
Plasmodium falciparum (132) P. falciparum (108), P. vivax (11), P. ovale sp. (2), P. falciparum + P. vivax (6), negative (5)
Plasmodium vivax (51) P. vivax (38), P. falciparum (4), P. ovale sp. (2), P. vivax + P. falciparum (5), P. falciparum + P. ovale sp. (2)
Negative (114) Negative (75), P. falciparum (28), P. vivax (8), P. ovale sp. (2), P. falciparum + P. ovale sp. (1)
  1. n = number of blood samples examined.