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Table 2 The level of agreement between the different PCR assays and the 'gold standard' Snounou nested PCR in trials with artificially infected and field-collected mosquitoes as determined by Cohen's Kappa measure of test association

From: PCR-based detection of Plasmodium in Anopheles mosquitoes: a comparison of a new high-throughput assay with existing methods


Artificially infected



n = 96

n = 269a

Snounou nested

κ = 1

κ = 1


κ = 0.858

κ = 0.925


κ = 0.767

κ = 0.264

  1. aThese samples do not include those stored in ethanol/isopropanol