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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