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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