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Table 2 Comparison of screening results between microscopy and qPCR for samples collected from community MBS and malaria clinic PCD

From: Submicroscopic and asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections are common in western Thailand - molecular and serological evidence

   Microscopy
   Community MBS ( n =219) Malaria clinic PCD ( n =61)
   Pf Pv Pf + Pv Neg Pf Pv Pf + Pv Neg
qPCR Pf 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 2
Pv 0 0 0 17 0 8 0 5
Pf + Pv 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0
Neg 0 0 0 194 0 0 0 34