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Table 2 Positive results of ELISA and IFAT rates according to infecting Plasmodium species

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

Species (# cases; %) ELISA IFAT
P. falciparum (66 cases; 69.5%) 95.5%
63/66
95.5%
63/66
P. vivax (24 cases, 21%) 75%
18/24
25%
6/24
P. ovale (2 cases; 2.1%) 100%
2/2
100%
2/2
P. malariae (2 cases; 2.1%) 100%
2/2
100%
2/2
Mixed (1 case * ; 1%) 100%
1/1
100%
1/1
  1. * P. falciparum plus P. malariae