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Table 2 Characterization of malaria plasmodium parasite species and antigens

From: Comparison of visual and automated Deki Reader interpretation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in rural Tanzanian military health facilities

Microscopy +ve Deki Reader analysis Visual interpretation
TP FN TP FN
Species No. (%) Pan Pf Pf and pan All Pan Pf Pf and pan All
Pf 624 (48.3) 5 285 298 588 (93.9) 36 (5.8) 3 287 294 584 (93.6) 40 (6.4)
Po 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
Pm 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
Pf+Pm 2 (0.2) 0 1 0 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0 1 0 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Pf+Po 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
All 626 (48.4) 5 286 298 589 (94.1) 37 (5.9) 3 288 294 585 (93.5) 41 (6.5)
  1. PT, true positive; FN, false negative; Pf, P. falciparum; Pm, P. malariae; Po, P. ovale