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Table 1 Test performance characteristics of RDT bands among febrile hospitalized children (n = 1648) when compared to microscopy 1

From: Use of a three-band HRP2/pLDH combination rapid diagnostic test increases diagnostic specificity for falciparum malaria in Ugandan children

  Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV
HRP2 94 (92–95) 62 (59–66) 81 (78–83) 86 (82–89)
pLDH 88 (86–90) 80 (77–83) 88 (86–90) 80 (77–83)
3-bands 2 88 (85–89) 82 (78–84) 89 (87–91) 80 (76–83)
  1. 1Numbers of patients within each possible subset of diagnostic test result combinations were as follows: HRP2+, pLDH+, microscopy + 902; HRP2+, pLDH+, microscopy- 113; HRP2+, pLDH-, microscopy + 65; HRP2-, pLDH+, microscopy + 7; HRP2+, pLDH-, microscopy- 119; HRP2-, pLDH+, microscopy- 11; HRP2-, pLDH-, microscopy + 57; HRP2-, pLDH-, microscopy- 374.
  2. 2Both the HRP2 and pLDH bands (as well as control band) positive.