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Table 1 Comparison of the PET-PCR and the nested PCR utilized in this study

From: PET-PCR method for the molecular detection of malaria parasites in a national malaria surveillance study in Haiti, 2011

Properties PET-PCR Nested PCR
Detection limits (parasites/μL) 3.2 ≤ 1
Species detected Genus and P. falciparum All four species
Ideal of large scale testing? Yes No
Cost ~$2.08 ~$3.2/species
Sensitivity and specificity compared to nested PCR 92.3 and 100% N/A