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Table 3 Sensitivity of the PCR-based assays for the detection of P. falciparum

From: Comparison of PCR-based detection of Plasmodium falciparum infections based on single and multicopy genes

  stevor PCR SSUrRNA PCR msa-2 PCR
Sensitivity 100% 83% 71%
Specificity 100% 100% 100%
Correctly classified 100% 87.2% 77.6%
Agreement (Kappa)a, b 1.00 (1.000–1.000) 0.718 (0.648–0.788) 0.552 (0.478–0.627)
  1. aComposite reference compared with study assay; Kappa = 1 would indicate complete agreement.
  2. b95% confidence intervals in parentheses.