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Table 2 Mean parasite count from capillary and venous blood samples among malaria suspected patients attending Hamusite Health center, northwest Ethiopia from February to March 2020

From: Comparison of capillary, venous and buffy coat blood samples in detecting Plasmodium species among malaria suspected patients attending at Hamusite health center. A cross-sectional study

Parasite stages Category Number of cases Minimum count Maximum count Mean count SD
Asexual Stages Capillary BF 47 80 26,000 2931.06 2320.00
Venous BF 41 40 20,000 2070.73 1776.05
Capillary Blood BC 59 40 30,000 4692.88 3217.24
Venous Blood BC 43 120 28,000 3728.37 2483.90
Gametocyte Capillary BF 15 200 4000 1177.33 512.62
Venous BF 14 240 1680 631.43 228.87
Capillary Blood BC 16 600 20,000 3958.44 2314.25
Venous Blood BC 15 400 12,000 2096.67 1495.39