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Table 1 Comparison of Plasmodium species identifications made by the submitting clinical laboratories matched with those obtained at reference testing, for 706 samples for which data from the submitting laboratories were available

From: Accuracy of malaria diagnosis by clinical laboratories in Belgium

Species identification Reference laboratory
Submitting laboratories Pf Pv Po Pm PfPv PfPo PfPm PoPm
Pf 508a 2   1 2 9 5  
Pv 1b 64a 8 1     
Po 3b 3 22a 5   1b   
Pm   2 3 9a    1b  
Pfmx 9       1  
PfPo 7   1      
PfPv 2        
PfPm 4        
PoPm    2 1     
PvPoPm    1      
Pnon-f   8 14 4   1b   1
Total 534 79 51 21 2 11 7 1
  1. Pf, P. falciparum; Pv, P. vivax; Po, P. ovale; Pm, P. malariae; Pfmx, mixed infection including P. falciparum; Pnon-f, P. non-falciparum
  2. Codes: a denotes correct identification by the diagnostic laboratory, b denotes missed diagnosis of P. falciparum