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Table 6 Comparison of test sensitivities between samples that had been stored for long and short periods

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

Species Year Numbers Correctly identified by Palutop Sensitivity in %
(95% CI)
p =
P. falciparum 1995-2000 109 95 87,2 (79,1-92,5)  
  2001-2008 214 180 84,1 (78,4-88,6) 0,467
P. vivax 1995-2000 46 32 69,6 (54,1-81,8)  
  2001-2008 51 32 62,8 (48,1-75,5) 0,479
P. ovale 1995-2000 32 2 6,3 (1,1-22,2)  
  2001-2008 41 2 4,9 (0,8-17,8) 0,593
P. malariae 1995-2000 7 2 28,6 (5.1-69,7)  
  2001-2008 18 6 33,3 (14,4-58,8) 0,607