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Table 5 RDT percent test sensitivity by parasite density based on microscopy for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax

From: Comparison of rapid diagnostic test Plasmotec Malaria-3, microscopy, and quantitative real-time PCR for diagnoses of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in Mimika Regency, Papua, Indonesia

Parasite density in blood Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax
n = RDT+/microscopy+ Sn (%) n = RDT+/microscopy+ Sn (%)
1-100/μl 3/5 60 3/14 21.4
101-1,000/μl 14/18 77.8 13/25 52
1,001-10,000/μl 33/34 97 42/42 100
10,001-100,000/μl 31/31 100 4/4 100
Cut-off for 100% Sensitivity 4,800 parasites/μl 640 parasites/μl
  1. Sn = sensitivity.