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Table 3 Summary of PCR results compared with microscopic examinations

From: Comparison of the diagnostic performance of microscopic examination with nested polymerase chain reaction for optimum malaria diagnosis in Upper Myanmar

Microscopy PCR
  N Pf Pv Pm Po Pf/Pv Pf/Pm Pv/Po Negative
Pf 135 117 2 0 0 13 3 0 0
Pv 94 0 82 0 2 9 0 1 0
Pm 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pf/Pv 31 0 0 0 0 30 1 0 0
Negative 864 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 826
Total 1125 140 99 1 2 52 4 1 826
  1. Pf, Plasmodium falciparum; Pv, Plasmodium vivax; Pm, Plasmodium malariae; Po, Plasmodium ovale; Pf/Pv, mixed with P. falciparum and P. vivax; Pf/Pm, mixed with P. falciparum and P. malariae; Pv/Po, mixed with P. vivax and P. ovale