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Table 2 Results of microscopy, RDT, RT-PCR and RT-PCR-EPF in 240 patients positive for malaria

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

Patients (240) 15 35 52 85 53
Parasitemia < 50/µL 50–100/µL 100–1000/µL 1000–10,000/µL > 10,000/µL
Microscopy ± + ++ +++
RDT + ++ +++
RT-PCR (Ct) 31.9 (30.0–34.0) 28.6 (27.0–29.9) 25.4 (24.0–26.9) 22.5 (21.0–23.9) 19.6 (16.0–20.9)
RT-PCR-EPF (RFU) 51 (27–81) 89 (48–137) 142 (105–181) 182 (109–254) 227 (178–289)