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Table 3 Diagnostic accuracy of PfHRP2 based rapid diagnostic test performed by study nurses at health facilities (HF-PfHRP2) and PfHRP2 based rapid diagnostic test performed at the central microbiology laboratory (Lab PfHRP2) by trained technicians compared using expert microscopy as gold standard

From: Implementation of a malaria rapid diagnostic test in a rural setting of Nanoro, Burkina Faso: from expectation to reality

Diagnostic performance characteristic HF-PfHRP2 Lab-PfHRP2
% (n/N) 95% CI % (n/N) 95% CI
Sensitivity 97.5 (238/244) 94.7–99.1 98.4 (240/244) 95.9–99.6
Specificity 52.8 (86/163) 44.8–60.6 74.2 (121/163) 66.8–80.8
Positive predictive value 75.6 (238/315) 72.4–78.5 85.1 (240/282) 81.5–88.1
Negative predictive value 93.5 (86/92) 86.5–97.0 96.8 (121/125) 91.9–98.8