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Table 1 Assessment of the antibody-ELISA using specific recombinant Plasmodium vivax proteins (rPvMSP1 and rPvCSP1)

From: The hide and seek of Plasmodium vivax in West Africa: report from a large-scale study in Beninese asymptomatic subjects

Plasmodium vivax rPvMSP1
ELISA pos
rPvCSP1
ELISA pos
rPvMSP1 and rPvCSP1
ELISA pos
Positive (n = 41)a 28/41 29/41 22/41
Negative (n = 280)b 2/280 9/280 0/280
Sensitivity 68.3% 70.7% 53.7%
Specificity 99.3% 96.8% 100.0%
Positive predictive value 93.3% 76.3% 100.0%
Negative predictive value 95.5% 95.8% 93.6%
  1. a P. vivax-infected travellers (confirmed by PCR)
  2. bBlood donors without any travel history in malaria-endemic countries