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Table 1 Results of malaria testing

From: Use of real-time multiplex PCR, malaria rapid diagnostic test and microscopy to investigate the prevalence of Plasmodium species among febrile hospital patients in Sierra Leone

AssayNumber of samples testedPositive samples (percent of total)
MMSR
 Any Plasmodium marker526264 (50.2%)
 Plasmodium spp.204 (38.8%)
 P. falciparum256 (48.7%)
 P. vivax0 (0%)
SD bioline RDT
 Any Plasmodium marker524129 (24.6%)
 Plasmodium spp.29 (5.5%)
 P. falciparum129 (24.6%)
Microscopy (thick smears)52367 (12.8%)