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Table 4 Matched-sample description of the data, comparing microscopy and qPCR

From: Impact of a training course on the quality of malaria diagnosis by microscopy in Angola

   Total (n = 1028) Pre-course (n = 516) Post-course (n = 512)
   PCR PCR PCR
   Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative
Microscopy Positive 165* 124 99* 57 66 67
  Negative 77** 662 44** 316 33 346
  Total 242 786 143 373 99 413
  1. *One false P. vivax infection in microscopy, which was P. falciparum (result from qPCR).
  2. **One false negative in microscopy, which was positive for P. malariae (result from qPCR).