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Table 5 Sensitivity of Palutop+4 for the detection of all Plasmodium species related to parasite densities*

From: Evaluation of the Palutop+4 malaria rapid diagnostic test in a non-endemic setting

Species Numbers Correctly identified by Palutop+4† Sensitivity in % (95% CI)
All P. falciparum samples 323 275 85.1 (80.7-88.7)
   Pure gametocytaemia 17 12 70.6 (44.0-88.6)
   Parasite density 0-100/μl 56 38 67.9 (53.9-79.4)
   Parasite density 101-1000/μl 116 103 88.8 (81.3-93.7)
   Parasite density >1000/μl 134 122 91.0 (84.6-95.1)
   Parasite density >100/μl 250 225 90.0 (85.4-93.3)
All P. vivax samples 97 64 66.0 (55.6-75.1)
   Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 29 7 24.1 (11.0-43.9)
   Parasite density >500/μl 68 57 83.8 (72.4-91.3)
All P. ovale samples 73 4 5.5 (1.8-14.2)
   Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 36 0 0 (0-12.0)
   Parasite density >500/μl 37 4 10.8 (3.5-26.4)
All P. malariae samples 25 8 32.0 (15.7-53.6)
   Parasite density ≤ 500/μl 9 2 22.2 (3.9-59.8)
   Parasite density >500/μl 16 6 37.5 (16.3-64.1)
  1. †A P. falciparum sample generating a unique HRP-2 line or both HRP-2 and pan-pLDH lines or a P. vivax sample generating a unique Pv-pLDH line or both Pv-pLDH and pan-pLDH lines or a P. ovale or P. malariae sample generating a unique pan-pLDH line