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Table 9 Sensitivity and specificity of CareStart™ Malaria 3 line pLDH (Pan, PF) and OptiMAL-IT® 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

  CareStart™ Malaria three line pLDH (Pan, PF) OptiMAL-IT® pLDH (Pan, PF)
Sensitivity Specificity Sensitivity Specificity
PF +/- other 86.0 [79.5-90.7] 95.9 [93.8-97.3] 92.6 [87.2-95.8] 91.4 [88.7-93.5]
Non-PF 77.3 [71.7-82.0] 93.6 [90.8-95.6] 89.2 [84.7-92.5] 90.2 [86.9-92.8]
PF monoinfection 78.6 [71.1-84.6] - 91.5 [85.5-95.2] -
PV monoinfection 78.4 [72.5-83.4] - 90.3 [85.7-93.6] -