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Table 5 Sensitivity of RDTs at a parasitaemia above and below 100/μL

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

N Microscopy result
PF <100/μL
21
PF ≥ 100/μL
92
PV <100/μL
35
PV≥ 100/μL
183
CareStart™ Malaria pLDH (Pan) 76.2
[54.9-89.4]
100
[96-100]
45.7
[30.5-61.8]
99.5
[97.0-99.9]
CareStart™ Malaria pLDH (Pan, PF) 76.2
[54.9-89.4]
98.9
[94.1-99.8]
25.7
[14.2-42.1]
90.7
[85.6-94.1]
OptiMAL-IT ® 81
[60-92.3]
97.8
[92.4-99.4]
62.9
[46.3-76.8]
97.3
[93.7-98.8]
  1. 95%CIs for the difference
  2. C2 PF: 0.1-0.45; PV:0.375-0.690
  3. C3 PF: 0.087-0.440; PV:0.479-0.770
  4. OTM: PF: 0.043-0.379; PV: 0.20-0.51