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Table 2 Accuracy of CareStart™ three-line P.f/PAN-pLDH and Paracheck-Pf® malaria rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum in patients attending Gerihun community health centre in Bo district, Sierra Leone, Africa, 2008

From: Assessment of two malaria rapid diagnostic tests in children under five years of age, with follow-up of false-positive pLDH test results, in a hyperendemic falciparum malaria area, Sierra Leone

   CareStart™ 3 line P.f/PAN-pLDH Paracheck-Pf®
Sensitivity % (95% CI#) 99.4 (96.8 - 100.0) 98.8 (95.8 - 99.8)
  n/N 168/169 167/169
SpecificityΨ % (95% CI#) 96.0 (91.9 - 98.4) 74.7 (67.6 - 81.0)
  n/N 167/174 130/174
PPV % (95% CI#) 96.0 (91.9 - 98.4) 79.2 (73.0 - 84.4)
  n/N 168/175 167/211
NPV % (95% CI#) 99.4 (96.7 - 100.0) 98.5 (94.6 - 99.8)
  n/N 167/168 130/132
Kappa coefficient % (95% CI#) 0.95 (0.92 - 0.98) 0.99 (0.98 - 1.0)
  1. # Confidence interval
  2. Ψ p < 0.001
  3. Positive predictive value
  4. Negative predictive value