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Table 7 Inter-observer agreement for the 3 rapid diagnostic tests

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

  1st and 2nd reading 1st and 3rd reading
N kappa N kappa
CareStart™ Malaria 2 line pLDH (Pan) 1315 0.967 1295 0.341
CareStart™ Malaria 3 line pLDH (Pan, PF) 1312 0.941 1258 0.280
OptiMAL-IT ® 1316 0.923 1296 0.341
  1. A kappa value of > 0.8 signifies very good agreement
  2. 2nd reading performed 10 minutes after the 1st; 3rd reading performed 1 week after the 1st.