Skip to main content

Table 2 Sensitivity of the RDT kits at high (≥ 200) and low (< 200) parasite densities

From: Diagnostic performance of an ultrasensitive HRP2-based malaria rapid diagnostic test kit used in surveys of afebrile people living in Southern Ghana

   Simiw Obom Ewim Total
PD ≥ 200 p/μl UsmRDT 94.34 (50/53) 100.00 (46/46) 66.67 (4/6) 95.23 (100/105)
mRDT 84.91 (45/53) 95.65 (44/46) 66.67 (4/6) 88.57 (93/105)
PD < 200 p/μl UsmRDT 83.33 (20/24) 90.91 (20/22) NA 86.96 (40/46)
mRDT 83.33 (20/24) 81.82 (18/22) NA 82.61 (38/46)
  1. PD: parasite density; mRDT: SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f RDT kit; UsmRDT: ultra-sensitive Alere™ Malaria Ag P.f RDT; NA: none of the samples had parasite densities less than 200 p/μl