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Table 1 Performance of different detection methods on asymptomatic malaria infections

From: Comparison of methods for detecting asymptomatic malaria infections in the China–Myanmar border area

  LM nD-PCR nRT-PCR CLIP-PCR
P. vivax 12 23 176
P. falciparum 0 0 5
P. falciparum and P. vivax 0 1 6
Plasmodium spp. 12 24 187 19
Total 1005 1005 1005 1005
Positive rate (%) 1.19 2.39 18.61 1.89
  1. LM light microscopy, nD-PCR nested PCR using genomic DNA, nRT-PCR nested RT-PCR using parasite total RNA, CLIP-PCR capture and ligation probe-PCR