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Table 2 Sensitivity of P-Genus FISH and Giemsa microscopy compared to qRT-PCR classified by parasite densities

From: Comparative evaluation of fluorescent in situ hybridization and Giemsa microscopy with quantitative real-time PCR technique in detecting malaria parasites in a holoendemic region of Kenya

  ≤2 P/µL (n = 84) >2≤50 P/µL (n = 61) >50≤200 P/µL (n = 31) >200≤2000 P/µL (n = 28) >2000 P/µL (n = 52)
P-Genus FISH (%) 90.48 19.67 25.81 57.14 42.31
Microscopy (%) 38.1 62.3 74.19 89.29 92.31
  1. P-Genus FISH Plasmodium genus Fluorescent in situ hybridization, µL microlitre