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Table 3 The diagnostic accuracy of routine testing compared with expert microscopy

From: Provider compliance to artemisinin-based combination therapy at primary health care facilities in the middle belt of Ghana

Prevalence Rapid diagnostic test Microscopy
n/N (%; 95 % CI) n/N (%; 95 % CI)
Sensitivity 60/89 (67.4; 56.7–77.0) 41/120 (34.2; 25.8–43.4)
Specificity 58/59 (98.3; 90.9–100.0) 24/25 (96.0; 79.6–99.9)
Positive predictive value 60/61 (98.4; 91.2 –100.0) 41/42 (97.6; 87.4–99.9)
Negative predictive value 58/87 (66.7; 55.7–76.4) 24/103 (23.3;15.5–32.7)