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Table 2 Performance of Hexagon Malaria Combi™ rapid test relative to microscopy of different Plasmodium species at different parasite densities.

From: Performance and usefulness of the Hexagon rapid diagnostic test in children with asymptomatic malaria living in the Mount Cameroon region

  P. falciparum only Non-falciparum species Mixed infections with P. falciparum
Parasite density Number positive by microscopy Number positive by rapid test (%) Number positive by microscopy Number positive by Rapid test (%) Number positive by microscopy Number positive by rapid test (%)
<500 4 2 (50) 1 0 (0) 2 1 (50)
501–5,000 13 10 (76.9) 3 2 (66.7) 6 4 (66.7)
>5,000 23 23 (100) 6 6 (100) 17 16 (94.1)
Total 40 35 (87) 10 8 (80) 25 21 (84)