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Table 4 Excluded full texts and the reasons for exclusion

From: Sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests for Lassa fever: a systematic review

Study Assay Reason
1- Fukuma et al, 2011 [27] Reverse Transcription LAMP No data on sensitivity and specificity. Just talks about assay development
1- Fukushi et al, 2012 [28] Serological assays Review. No data on performance
3- Pang et al, 2014 [29] Multiplex one step Real-Time Taqman qRT-PCR No data on sensitivity and specificity given. Not a lab or field evaluation.
4- Das et al, 2015 [30] Multiplex PCR/LDR assay Not an evaluation. No data on sensitivity and specificity
5- Jones A et al, 2011 [31] Handheld multiplex POC diagnostics No data on sensitivity and specificity
6- Trombley et al, 2010 [32] RT-TaqMan PCR Not an evaluation study. No data on sensitivity and specificity
7- Drosten et al, 2002 [33] SYBR-green real time RT-PCR Not a lab or field evaluation.
8- Bukbuk et al, 2014 [34] Recombinant NP(rNP) IgG ELISA No data on sensitivity and specificity
9- Barber et al, 1990 [35] Recombinant ELISA Not evaluated in humans. No data on sensitivity and specificity
10- Li et al, 2009 [36] Fluorescent microbeads based multiplex assay No data on performance
11- Saijo et al, 2007 [37] Ag-Capture ELISA No data on the performance
12- Salvato et al, 2018 [38]   Review
13- Satterly et al, 2016 [39] Ag and IgM Capture(MAGPIX)  
14- Olschlager et al, 2012 [40] RT-PCR/hybridization assay No data on sensitivity and specificity
15- Vieth et al, 2007 [41] RT-PCR Not an evaluation study
16- Leski et al, 2009 [42] High Density Resequencing microarray No data on sensitivity and specificity.
17- O’Hearn et al, 2016 [43] IgG(MAGPIX) No data on sensitivity and specificity
18- Demby et al, 1994 [44] Standard RT-PCR Not an evaluation study
19- Sebba D et al, 2018 [45] Multiplex POC test for Lassa, Ebola and Malaria None of the 276 clinical samples tested with the 3-plex assay were independently tested for LASV.
20- Koehler et al, 2018 [46] Highly Multiplex Broad Pathogen detection assay No data on sensitivity and specificity.