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Table 3 Discrepant analysis of different assays for the laboratory diagnosis of malaria based on results of QPCR.

From: Multiplex real-time quantitative PCR, microscopy and rapid diagnostic immuno-chromatographic tests for the detection of Plasmodium spp: performance, limit of detection analysis and quality assurance

Species Microscopy & BINAXNOW & CARESTART Positive Microscopy & BINAXNOW & CARESTART Negative Microscopy & BINAXNOW Positive Microscopy & CARESTART Positive BINAXNOW & CARESTART Positive Only Microscopy Positive Only BINAXNOW Positive Only CARESTART Positive
Pf 85 4 1 2 16 2 0 1
Pv 54 5 0 3 0 10 0 0
Pm 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Po 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Pf & Pv 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pm & Po 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pf & Pm 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negative 0 266 0 0 2 1 1 0
Total 145 276 2 5 18 18 1 1