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Table 2 Agreement of malaria tests among 852 OPD patients with all three test results available, Rourkela 2016–2017

From: Dengue, chikungunya, and scrub typhus are important etiologies of non-malarial febrile illness in Rourkela, Odisha, India

RDT Microscopy PCR Number (%) Species Report of recent malaria treatment
Positive Negative Negative 3 (0.4) 2 Pf & 1 Pf + Pv 2 Pf in previous month
Positive Positive Negative 3 (0.4) 1 Pf & 2 Pv 1 Pv 4 months before
Positive Negative Positive 2 (0.2) 1 Pf & 1 Pv 1 Pf in previous month
Positive Positive Positive 20 (2.3) 14 Pf, 5 Pv, 1 Pm* 2 Pf and 1 Pv in previous month
Negative Positive Negative 0   
Negative Positive Positive 1 (0.1) 1 Pf None
Negative Negative Positive 23 (2.7)† All Pf None
Negative Negative Negative 800 (93.9)   30 (3.8%) in previous month
  1. Abbreviations: Pf: P. falciparum, Pv: P. vivax, Pm: P. malariae, RDT: rapid diagnostic test, PCR: polymerase chain reaction
  2. *P. malaria by PCR, P. vivax by RDT and microscopy
  3. † Sub-patent malaria