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Table 6 Odds ratios of RDT false negative results comparing parasite densities below and above 100/μl blood 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

Microscopy False True Odds ratio (95% CI) p -value
Negative Positive
Pf ≤100/μl 2 3 10.4 (1.4-77.2) 0.05
Pf >100/μl 5 78
Pv ≤100/μl 11 3 18.0 (4.4-74.5) <0.001
Pv >100/μl 12 59
qPCR False True Odds ratio (95% CI) p -value
Negative Positive
Pf ≤100/μl 1 3 6.5 (0.5-77.3) 0.2
Pf >100/μl 4 78
Pv ≤100/μl 10 3 16.4 (3.9-68.6) <0.001
Pv >100/μl 12 59
  1. Pf: Plasmodium falciparum, Pv: Plasmodium vivax.