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Table 1 Summary of microscopy, RDT, RT-PCR and RT-PCR-EPF for malaria in the three groups of individuals

From: Detection of asymptomatic carriers of malaria in Kohat district of Pakistan

Group Microscopy Rapid diagnostic testing Real time PCR RT-PCR EPF
Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative
Patients of malaria (200) 200 (100.0%) 0 190 (95.0%) 10 (5.0%) 200 (100.0%) 0 200 (100.0%) 0
Asymptomatic homestead (400) 6 (1.5%) 394 (98.5%) 0 400 (100%) 32 (8.0%) 368 (92.0%) 32 (8.0%) 368 (92.0%)
Healthy controls (400) 0 400 (100%) 0 400 (100%) 8 (2.0%) 392 (98.0%) 8 (2.0%) 392 (98.0%)