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Table 5 Performance of nPCR-saliva across different age group

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 characteristics Age group (years) (n)
2–10 (60) 11–20 (47) 21–39 (93) > 40 (22)
Median parasitaemia/µl of blood 71,907 23,257 26,760 13,600
Sensitivity (%) 94 94 93 100
Specificity (%) 88 97 95 100
PPV (%) 76 89 78 100
NPV (%) 97 99 99 100