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Table 3 Sensitivity and specificity of microscopy, RDT and RT-PCR-EPF in the 800 asymptomatic individuals tested for malaria

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

  Microscopy RDT RT-PCR-EPF
Sensitivity 15% (6–30%) 0% (0–9%) 100% (91–100%)
Specificity 100 (99–100%) 100% (99–100%) 100% (99–100%)
  1. RT-PCR was taken as gold standard