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Table 2 Comparison of Microscopy, FISH and RDT with Microscopy + PCR as Gold Standard

From: Evaluation of fluorescent in-situ hybridization technique for diagnosis of malaria in Ahero Sub-County hospital, Kenya

Test % (95% Confidence limit)
  Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive value Negative predictive value
RDT 91.1(83.4–95.4) 78.8 (70.0–85.6) 96.0 (92.2–97.9) 89.6 (84.8–93.1)
Microscopy 82.2 (73.1–88.8) 100.0 (95.1–100.0) 93.0 (88.9–95.6) 100.0 (98.2–100.0)
FISH 85.6 (76.8–91.4) 90.6 (82.5–95.2) 94.0 (90.0–96.5) 96.2 (92.7–98.1)
PCR 98.9 (94.0–99.8) 100.0 (95.9–100.0) 99.5 (97.4–99.9) 100.0 (98.2–100.0)