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Table 8 Sensitivity and specificity of microscopy and CareStart™ Malaria 2 line pLDH (Pan) compared to sensitive species PCR genotyping

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

  Microscopy CareStart™ Malaria 2 line pLDH (Pan)
Sensitivity Specificity   
Overall 91.6
[88.3-94.0]
90.0
[85.7-93.1]
87.7
[84.1-90.6]
87.0
[82.4-90.6]
PF monoinfection 91.1
[84.8-95.0]
97.9
[96.2-98.8]
90.8
[84.6-94.6]
-
PV monoinfection 90.8
[86.3-94.0]
93.9
[91.2-95.8]
90.4
[85.7-93.6]
-
  1. Note
  2. PFG/PVG counted as a positive microscopy result for the purposes of this analysis
  3. MP counted as negative