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Table 2 Comparison of malaria detection by GFP and MMSR assays - capillary blood (n = 54); GFP is more sensitive than MMSR

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

Marker    p-value for McNemar’s χ2 test
Plasmodium spp. MMSR   < 0.001 (χ2 = 13.474)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 10 18 28
Negative 1 25 26
Total 11 43 54
P. falciparum MMSR   0.043 (χ2 = 4.083)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 13 10 23
Negative 2 29 31
Total 15 39 54
Any Plasmodium marker MMSR   0.006 (χ2 = 7.563)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 14 14 28
Negative 2 24 26
Total 16 38 54