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Table 3 Numbers of P. falciparum samples generating false positive Pv-pLDH lines according to geographic origin

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

  Numbers of samples tested*
Origin (region) Total Negative Positive** (% of total samples)
East Africa 5 5 0
Middle Africa 22 10 12 (54.5)
Southern Africa 4 4 0
West Africa 34 14 20 (58.8)
West Asia 1 1 0
No data 19 9 10 (52.6)
All samples 85 43 42 (49.4)
  1. * Nine RDT brands were tested with a panel of 85 samples
  2. ** Defined as a sample with a false positive Pv-pLDH line in ≥1 RDT brand