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Table 4 Species identification by real-time PCR on TBF and microscopy as reference method.

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

  Microscopy  
PCR on TBF P. falciparum P. vivax P. ovale P. malariae Mixed infection Plasmodium spp. Negative Total
P. falciparum 51      1   51
P. vivax   24     1   25
P. ovale    24    1   25
P. malariae     9     9
Mixed infection      4    4
Negative     1    20 21
Total 51 24 24 10 4 3 20 135