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Table 1 Baseline P. falciparum prevalence by different test methods

From: Detection of Plasmodium falciparum DNA in saliva samples stored at room temperature: potential for a non-invasive saliva-based diagnostic test for malaria

Test method Number of samples Prevalence (%)
Positive Negative
Thick film microscopy 53 169 24
nPCR-blood 78 144 35
nPCR-saliva 66 156 28