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Table 2 Accuracy of malaria P.f. ™ ICT rapid diagnostic test for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum infection in 357 patients attending out-patient clinic in Soroti Hospital, Uganda

From: Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda

Accuracy measure Overall (n = 357) < 5 years (n = 163) ≥ 5 years (n = 194)
  % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Sensitivity 98 (94–99) 98 (93–100) 97(86–100)
Specificity 72 (65–77) 54 (41–67) 78 (71–85)
Positive predictive value 69 (62–75) 78 (58–70) 51 (39–64)
Negative predictive value 98 (95–100) 94 (81–99) 99 (96–100)
ICT true positives, n(% pos) 136(69%) 36(51%) 100(78)
ICT true negatives, n(% neg) 156(98%) 123(99%) 33(94%)