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Table 1 Microscopy and real-time PCR results

From: Frequency and distribution of mixed Plasmodium falciparum-vivax infections in French Guiana between 2000 and 2008

  P. falciparum P. vivax Pf/Pv Total
Microscopy Q-PCR Microscopy Q-PCR Microscopy Q-PCR
East 169 (51.1 %) 149 (45.0 %) 155 (46.8 %) 140 (42.3 %) 7 (2.1 %) 42 (12.7 %) 331
West 62 (89.9 %) 62 (89.9 %) 6 (8.7 %) 6 (8.7 %) 1 (1.4 %) 1 (1.4 %) 69
Total 231 (57.75 %) 211 (52.75 %) 161 (40.25 %) 146 (36.5 %) 8 (2.0 %) 43 (10.75 %)  
  1. Pf/Pv the number of cases of mixed infections P. falciparum/P. vivax detected by real-time PCR for each remote health centres. The percentages of each species of plasmodium and mixed infections Pf/Pv were shown in parentheses