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Table 3 Species identification by real-time PCR on TBF and real-time PCR on whole blood as reference method.

From: Giemsa-stained thick blood films as a source of DNA for Plasmodium species-specific real-time PCR

  PCR on whole blood
PCR on TBF P. falciparum P. vivax P. ovale P. malariae Mixed infection Negative Total
P. falciparum 50     1   51
P. vivax   25      25
P. ovale    25     25
P. malariae     9    9
Mixed infection      4   4
Negative     1   20 21
Total 50 25 25 10 5 20 135