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Table 1 Line intensity reading for Pv-pLDH lines in P. falciparum samples with parasite densities ≥2%

From: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests: Plasmodium falciparum infections with high parasite densities may generate false positive Plasmodium vivax pLDH lines

    Line intensity readings, number of samples  
Nr Type Nr of samples tested Faint Weak Medium Strong Total positive (% of total samples)
1 Two-band 84 7 4 1 4 16 (19.0%)
2 Three-band 85      0
3 Three-band 85      0
4 Three-band 66 2   5 4 11 (16.7%)
5 Four-band 85      0
6 Four-band 85 8 13    21 (24.7%)
7 Four-band 79 19 3 1   23 (29.1%)
8 Four-band 85 2 5    7 (8.2%)
9 Four-band 82 1 5 1   7 (8.5%)
  1. Two-band: Pv-pLDH test line; Three-band: Pv-pLDH and HRP-2 test line; Four-band: Pv-pLDH, HRP-2 and pan-pLDH test line.