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Table 4 Limit of detection

From: Evaluation of a novel real-time PCR assay for the detection, identification and quantification of Plasmodium species causing malaria in humans

Plasmodium species Undiluted parasite concentration Highest dilution that consistently detected the Plasmodium species
P. falciparum (NIBSC) 1 × 109 IU/mL 10–12 (1 × 10–3 IU/mL)
P. falciparum 1.3% 10–14 (the highest dilution that was tested)
P. falciparum 0.2% 10–5
P. vivax < 0.1% 10–4
P. malariae 0.3% 10–7
P. ovale curtisi < 0.1% 10–4
P. knowlesi ATCC 30158 0.3% 10–4