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Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity of two point of care diagnostic tests (rapid diagnostic test [CL Detect] or Loop mediated amplification [Loopamp] under evaluation compared to microscopy on Giemsa stained slides (routine procedure) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) performed in Suriname

From: Evaluation of point of care tests for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Suriname

Reference test CL Detect Loopamp
Value 95% CI Value 95% CI
Microscopy Sensitivity 36.7% 26.1–48.3% 84.8% 75.0–91.9%
Specificity 85.7% 57.2–98.2% 42.9% 17.7–71.1%
PCR Sensitivity 35.8% 25.5–47.2% 91.4% 83.0–96.5%
Specificity 83.3% 51.6–97.9% 91.7% 61.5–99.8%