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Table 1 Summary of the diagnostic results (details in Additional file 1)

From: A comparison of two PCR protocols for the differentiation of Plasmodium ovale species and implications for clinical management in travellers returning to Germany: a 10-year cross-sectional study

Microscopic species identifications 12× P. ovale spp., 3× misidentifications as P. vivax, 40× Plasmodium spp. without further discrimination, 17× not performed
Range of parasitaemia in microscopically positive samples Few visible parasites up to 1% infected erythrocytes
Ct values of the P. ovale curtisi PCR according to Bauffe et al. (median; IQR) 24; 3
Ct values of the P. ovale curtisi PCR according to Calderaro et al. (median; IQR) 26; 3
Ct values of the P. ovale wallikeri PCR according to Bauffe et al. (median; IQR) 25; 4
Ct values of the P. ovale wallikeri PCR according to Calderaro et al. (median; IQR) 28; 4.3
  1. IQR = interquartile range