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Table 2 Comparison of the MRP assay and PCR using the same mosquito samples

From: Malaria Panel Assay versus PCR: detection of naturally infected Anopheles melas in a coastal village of Equatorial Guinea

Test series Mosquitoesa N° tests N° positiveb(%) Sensitivity Specificity PPVc PNVd
Serie A 99 99 3 17,7% 100% 100,0% 85,4%
Serie B 116 116 3 14,3% 99% 75,0% 83,9%
  1. a Mosquitoes individually tested (pools not included) b Positive on both dipstick and PCR with % of samples reactive c Predictive positive value of the dipstick assay d Predictive negative value of the dipstick assay