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Table 1 Grades for certification of research malaria microscopists [11]

From: Towards harmonization of microscopy methods for malaria clinical research studies

Competency level Detection of parasitaemia Species identification Parasite quantification (± 25% of true count) False positive rate
Level 1 ≥ 90% ≥ 90% ≥ 50% ≤ 2.5%
Level 2 80 to < 90% 80 to  < 90% 40 to  < 50% ≤ 5%
Level 3 70 to < 80% 70 to  < 80% 30 to  < 40% ≤ 10%
Level 4 < 70% < 70% < 30% > 10%