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Table 3 True positivity rate of microscopy and RDT against PCR in the diagnosis of asymptomatic P. falciparum and P. vivax infections

From: Microscopic and molecular evidence of the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in an area with low, seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in Ethiopia

  PCR results
Microscopy results P. falciparum P. vivax Mixed Negative Total
P. falciparum 15* 1 3 2 21
P. vivax 1 12* 3 3 19
Mixed 0 2 5* 0 7
Negative 20 6 1 20* 47
Total 36 21 12 25 94
RDT results
P. falciparum 32** 0 4 15 51
P. vivax 1 17** 1 3 22
Mixed 0 0 6** 0 6
Negative 3 4 1 7** 15
Total 36 21 12 25 94
  1. *Number positive or negative by both microscopy and PCR, **Number positive or negative by both RDT and PCR.3