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Table 3 Comparison of malaria detection by GFP and MMSR assays—venous blood (n = 136); 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 = 25.037)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 44 27 71
Negative 0 65 65
Total 44 92 136
P. falciparum MMSR 0.022 (χ2 = 5.263)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 43 15 58
Negative 4 74 78
Total 47 89 136
Any malaria marker MMSR < 0.001 (χ2 = 17.391)
GFP   Positive Negative Total
Positive 49 22 71
Negative 1 64 65
Total 50 86 136