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Table 3 Performance characteristics of two malaria rapid diagnostic tests, Magaria, Niger, 2017–2018

From: Clinical diagnostic evaluation of HRP2 and pLDH-based rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in an area receiving seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Niger

CharacteristicHigh transmission seasonLow transmission season
TestNaValue95% CINaValue95% CI
Sensitivity
 pLDH24699.297.0–99.915591.085.3–95.0
 HRP224699.297.1–99.915585.879.3–90.9
Specificity
 pLDH29358.052.1–63.8125292.691.1–94.0
 HRP229357.451.5–63.1125293.591.9–94.8
PPV
 pLDH36166.361.1–71.223360.553.9–66.8
 HRP237066.361.2–71.121561.955.0–68.4
NPV
 pLDH16998.895.8–99.9117398.898.0–99.3
 HRP216998.895.8–99.9119298.297.2–98.8
  1. PPV positive predictive value, NPV negative predictive value
  2. aFor sensitivity, N represents all microscopy-positives; for specificity, N represents all microscopy-negatives; for PPV, N represents all test positives; and for NPV, N represents all test negatives
  3. Exact McNemar test p = 0.008