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Table 3 Proportion of P. falciparum gametocyte carriers among individuals deemed positive by RDT, LM, or molecular assays ( 18S rRNA qPCR and msp2 nested PCR)

From: Comparison of detection methods to estimate asexual Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence and gametocyte carriage in a community survey in Tanzania

Malaria diagnosis Gametocyte positive among Pf. positive samples (% Gametocyte carriage among Pf. positives) Gametocyte positive by molecular Pfs25- qRT-PCR Non gametocyte carriers
LM 3/13 (23%) 3 10
RDT 9/36 (25%) 9 27
msp2 nPCR 12/60 (20%) 12 48
18S rRNA qPCR 14/86 (16%) 14 72