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Table 1 Malaria marker prevalence as detected by GFP and MMSR assays for paired venous/capillary samples

From: Comparison of capillary and venous blood for malaria detection using two PCR-based assays in febrile patients in Sierra Leone

  Number (%) of positive samples
  GFP
(n = 66)
MMSR
(n = 110)
Capillary
 Plasmodium spp. 37 (56 %) 29 (26 %)
 P. falciparum 32 (48 %) 37 (34 %)
 P. vivax/P. ovale a 4 (6 %) 0
 Any malaria marker 38 (58 %) 40 (36 %)
Venous
 Plasmodium spp. 40 (61 %) 35 (32 %)
 P. falciparum 30 (45 %) 37 (34 %)
 P. vivax/P. ovale a 4 (6 %) 0
 Any malaria marker 40 (61 %) 40 (36 %)
  1. aGFP assay detects both P. vivax and P. ovale while MMSR assay detects only P. vivax