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Table 6 Sensitivity, % [CI95] of the RDTs in the above and below 5 year age groups for the diagnosis of single-species infections compared to microscopy

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

N PF
Age < 5 y
12
PF
Age ≥ 5 y
101
PV
Age < 5 y
51
PV
Age ≥ 5 y
170
CareStart™ Malaria 2 line pLDH (Pan) 100
[75.7-100]
95
[88.9-97.9]
88.2
[76.6-94.5]
91.8
[86.7-95.0]
CareStart™ Malaria 3 line pLDH (Pan, PF) 91.7
[64.6-98.5]
95.0
[88.9-97.9]
80.4
[67.5-89.0]
80.6
[74.0-85.8]
OptiMAL-IT® 91.7
[64.6-98.5]
95.0
[88.9-97.9]
92.2
[81.5-96.9]
91.7
[86.6-95.0]
  1. 95% CIs for the difference:
  2. C2 PF: -0.112 to 0.194; PV: -0.046 to 0.156
  3. C3: PF: -0.306 to 0.058; PV: -0.141 to 0.106
  4. OTM: PF: -0.306 to 0.058; PV: -0.107 to 0.074