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Table 3 Identification results, panel A versus database 1, database 2, database 3 or database 4, n = 52

From: New assessment of Anopheles vector species identification using MALDI-TOF MS

  Database 1 Database 2 Database 3 Database 4
Head     
 Correct speciesa, no. specimens (%) 32/52 (61.54) 51/52 (98.08) 28/52 (53.85) 48/52 (92.31)
 An. arabiensis instead of An. gambiaeb, no. specimens (%) 10/52 (19.23) 1/52 (1.92) 15/52 (28.85) 4/52 (7.69)
 An. funestus instead of An. gambiaeb, no. specimens (%) 1/52 (1.92) 0/52 1/52 (1.92) 0/52
 Absence of identification, LSV < 1.7, no. specimens (%) 9/52 (17.31) 0/52 8/52 (15.38) 0/52
Thorax     
 Correct speciesa, no. specimens (%) 11/52 (21.15) 42/52 (80.77) 11/52 (21.15) 42/52 (80.77)
  An. arabiensis instead of An. gambiaeb, no. specimens (%) 12/52 (23.08) 6/52 (11.54) 12/52 (23.08) 6/52 (11.54)
 An. funestus instead of An. gambiaeb,
no. specimens (%)
0/52 0/52 0/52 0/52
 Absence of identification, LSV < 1.7, no. specimens (%) 29/52 (55.77) 4/52 (7.69) 29/52 (55.77) 04/52 (7.69)
Legs     
 Correct speciesa, no. specimens (%) 16/52 (30.77) 50/52 (96.15) 12/52 (23.08) 50/52 (96.15)
An. arabiensis instead of An. gambiaeb, no. specimens (%) 13/52 (25) 0/52 19/52 (36.54) 0/52
 An. funestus instead of An. gambiaeb, no. specimens (%) 1/52 (1.92) 0/52 1/52 (1.92) 0/52
 Absence of identification, LSV < 1.7, no. specimens (%) 22/52 (42.31) 2/52 (3.85) 20/52 (38.46) 2/52 (3.85)
  1. aProportion of interpretable (LSV ≥ 1.7) and correct identifications among all the tested specimens
  2. bProportion of interpretable (LSV ≥ 1.7) and wrong identifications among all the tested specimens