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Table 10 Summary table of test performance

From: Evaluation of three parasite lactate dehydrogenase-based rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of falciparum and vivax malaria

  CareStart™ Malaria 2 line pLDH (Pan) CareStart™ Malaria three line pLDH (Pan, PF) OptiMAL-IT®
PF detection 1 sensitivity % [CI 95 ] 95.6 [87.7-98.5] 94.7 [88.9-97.5] 94.7 [88.9697.5]
PV detection 1 sensitivity % [CI 95 ] 91 [86.5-94.1] 80.6 [74.9-85.3] 91.8 [87.4-94.8]
Heat stable at 90 days at 35°C Yes Yes No
Ease of Use Ranking 1 1 3
Time to negative, days 2 2 7
Inter-reader agreement Excellent Excellent Excellent
Cost (USD) 0.6 1 1.5
Invalid tests % 1 1.6 0.8
  1. 1Compared to microscopy with presence of gametocytes regarded as a NEGATIVE result for that species