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Table 2 Interpretation of test results of the FK60 for the detection of Plasmodium non-falciparum infection

From: Test characteristics of two rapid antigen detection tests (SD FK50 and SD FK60) for the diagnosis of malaria in returned travellers

  Microscopy result
Test line(s) visible P. vivax, P. ovale or
P. malariae
P. falciparum or
no parasites seen
   Incorrect results:
Unique pLDH line True-positives - False positive reactions among "no parasites seen"
- Species misidentifications (P. falciparum diagnosed as non-falciparum species)
  Incorrect results:  
No test line or
Unique HRP-2 line or
Both pLDH + HRP-2 lines
- False negative reactions among non-falciparum samples
- Species misidentification (non-falciparum species diagnosed as P. falciparum)