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Table 4 Comparison of sensitivity of RDT between automated analysis by Deki Reader and visual interpretation at different levels of parasite density

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

  Sensitivity of RDT; n/N (%)
Deki Reader interpretation Visual interpretation
Parasite density (asexual parasites/µl)
 ≥ 4001 325/327 (99.4) 325/327 (99.4)
 2001–4000 67/67 (100) 67/67 (100)
 801–2000 62/65 (95.4) 62/65 (95.4)
 201–800 72/76 (94.7) 71/76 (93.4)
 < 200 63/91 (69.2) 63/91 (69.2)
Statistical tests
 Chi square 122.1 119.1
 P-value 0.000 0.000