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Table 1 Sensitivity of rapid diagnostic tests by parasite density (microscopy)

From: Performance of Paracheck™-Pf, SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf and SD Bioline malaria Ag-Pf/pan for diagnosis of falciparum malaria in the Central African Republic

Parasites/μl (microscopy) No. of analyses SD Bioline AgPf SD Bioline AgPf/Pan Paracheck™-Pf
   Sensitivity (%) 95% CI Sensitivity (%) 95% CI Sensitivity (%) 95% CI
≤ 100 23 69.6 [47.1–86.8] 69.6 [50.8– 88.4] 56.5 [34.5–76.8]
101–200 41 80.5 [65.1–91.2] 80.9 [68.9– 92.9] 63.4 [46.9–77.9]
201–500 28 89.3 [71.8–97.7] 89.3 [71.8–97.7] 82.1 [63.1–93.9]
501–1000 40 100 100 100
1001–5000 34 97.1 [85.1–99.9] 100 91.2 [76.3–98.1]
5001–50 000 58 100 100 98.3 [90.8–99.9]
> 50 000 11 100 100 100