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Table 5 Distribution of 720 suspected malaria patients after microscopy and MRDT in Laos, 2007

From: An assessment of early diagnosis and treatment of malaria by village health volunteers in the Lao PDR

  Microscopy Positive
n = 35 (4.8%)
Microscopy Negative
n = 685 (95.2%)
Total
n = 720 (100%)
RDT    
- Positive 26 (74.2) 5 (0.7) 31 (4.3)
- Negative 9 (25.7) 680 (99.2) 689 (95.69)
Parasites    
-P. falciparum 26 (74.28) 5 (0.72) 31 (4.3)
-P. vivax 0 4 (0.58) 4 (0.55)
Parasites mean density/μL* 618 (48-42400) 0 -
  1. * Geometric mean (and range); 11 (37.11%) were below 500 parasites/μl