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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of isolates for which ex vivo assays were accomplished

From: Quantification of Plasmodium ex vivo drug susceptibility by flow cytometry

Baseline characteristics P. falciparum
n = 73
P. vivax
n = 28
Total number of isolates reaching harvest (%) 57 (78 %) 23 (82 %)
Median (range) delay from venepuncture to start of culture (minutes) 130 (80–225) 175 (90–330)
Median (range) duration of assay (hours) 44 (32–55) 46 (30–50)
Geometric mean (95 % CI) parasitaemia (asexual parasites/µL) 18,867 (14,423–24,680) 35,509 (20,433–61,707)
Median initial percentage (range) of parasites at ring stage 100a 96 (77–100)
Mean (95 % CI) schizont count at harvestb 45 (41–49) 40 (35–46)
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aNo range given (all values were 100 %)
  3. bPercentage of mature schizonts per asexual blood stage parasites determined by light microscopy