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Table 2 Comparison of sensitivity and specificity for the parasite detection between MDM, LM (part A1) and RDT (part A2) and comparison of sensitivity and specificity of gametocytes detection between MDM and LM (part B)

From: Application of magnetic cytosmear for the estimation of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte density and detection of asexual stages in asymptomatic children

A1 MDM
 LM Positive Negative Total   (%)
Positive 19 4 23 Sensitivity 36.5
Negative 40 240 280 Specificity 87.5
Total 59 244 303   
A2 MDM
 RDT Positive Negative Total   (%)
Positive 28 24 52 Sensitivity 62.5
Negative 31 220 251 Specificity 89.0
Total 59 244 303   
B MDM (gametocyte)
 LM Positive Negative Total   (%)
Positive 1 3 4 Sensitivity 26.7
Negative 11 288 299 Specificity 96.5
Total 12 291 303