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Table 1 ELISA and IFAT comparative results for Plasmodium infected patients

From: A new ELISA kit which uses a combination of Plasmodium falciparum extract and recombinant Plasmodium vivax antigens as an alternative to IFAT for detection of malaria antibodies

   ELISA malaria antibody test
   Positive Equivocal Negative Total
IFAT Positive 64 3 0 67
  Equivocal 3 0 3 6
  Negative 13 0 9 22
  Total 80 3 12 95
  1. IFAT and ELISA clinical sensitivities respectively 70.5% (67/95) (CI: 59.6% – 81%) and 84.2% (80/95) (CI: 76.2% – 92.2%), equivocal results considered as negative for calculation.