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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