Percentage of total isolates (n = 136)

PCR

Molecular Consensus

Microscopy



Multiplex

Nested

Realtime
  

23.5% (32)

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf

0.7% (1)

Pf

Pf + Pv

Pf + Pv

Pf+ Pv

Pf

34.6% (47)

Pv

Pv

Pv

Pv

Pv

2.2% (3)

Neg

Neg

Neg

Neg

Pv

1.5% (2)

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pv

1.5% (2)

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf + Pv

1.5% (2)

Pf

Pf + Pv

Pf + Pv

Pf + Pv

Pf + Pv

30.9% (42)

Neg

Neg

Neg

Neg

Neg

2.2% (3)

Pv

Pv

Pv

Pv

Neg

0.7% (1)

Pf

Pf

Pf

Pf

Neg

0.7% (1)

Pv

Pf + Pv

Pv

Pv

Neg

 Results are P. falciparum (Pf), P. vivax (Pv) or negative (Neg). Samples are grouped by similar results by all techniques, there are 11 result combinations and are represented in each of the tables rows. Molecular consensus in column five is was determined when two or more of the three molecular techniques were alike.