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Table 1 Blood examination results

From: Household clustering of asymptomatic malaria infections in Xepon district, Savannakhet province, Lao PDR

  n %
Species
Total (n = 52)
 P. falciparum mono-infection 41 78.8
 P. vivax mono-infection 2 3.8
 P. falciparum and P. vivax mixed infection 9 17.3
PCR positives (n = 49)
 P. falciparum mono-infection 38 77.6
 P. vivax mono-infection 2 4.1
 P. falciparum and P. vivax mixed infection 9 18.4
Rapid diagnostic test positives (n = 21)
 P. falciparum mono-infection 19 90.5
 P. vivax mono-infection 1 4.8
 P. falciparum and P. vivax mixed infection 1 4.8
Microscopic examination positives (n = 21)
 P. falciparum mono-infection 18 85.7
 P. vivax mono-infection 3 14.3
 P. falciparum and P. vivax mixed infection 0 0.0
Sensitivity of rapid diagnostic test against PCR positives
 Positive 18 36.7
 Negative 31 63.3
Sensitivity of microscopic examination against PCR positives
 Positive 18 36.7
 Negative 31 63.3