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Table 10 Strategy of malaria diagnosis outside opening hours as reported by 113 participants.

From: External quality assessment on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in a non-endemic setting

Diagnostic strategy of malaria outside opening hours Numbers of participants (%)
Microscopy + always RDT 63 (55.8)
Microscopy + RDT for confirmation 8 (7.1)
Microscopy + RDT if requested by the clinician 2 (1.8)
Microscopy alone 2 (1.8)
Microscopy and/or RDT, depending on the request by the clinician 3 (2.7)
RDT: if RDT positive, microscopy is done instantly; if RDT is negative, microscopy is done the next day 5 (4.4)
RDT + microscopy next day 1 (0.9)
RDT: if positive or in case of doubt: + microscopy 16 (14.2)
RDT alone, no microscopy 13 (11.5)