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Table 3 Comparison of P. falciparum parasites in maternal peripheral blood at delivery by the pfldh real-time PCR assay and microscopic thin and thick blood film examination

From: Comparison of real-time PCR and microscopy for malaria parasite detection in Malawian pregnant women

  Gold standard:  
Test result: Microscopy  
pfldh real-time PCR assay + -  
+ 10 41 51 (10.7%)
- 1 423 424 (89.3%)
  11 (2.3%) 464 (97.7%) Total
    475 (100%)