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Table 3 Performance characteristics of two different methods compared to Giemsa stain microscopy

From: Comparative evaluation of two rapid field tests for malaria diagnosis: Partec Rapid Malaria Test® and Binax Now® Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test

  Test methods
  PT BN RDT
Sensitivity 100 97.2
(95% CI) (96.6-100) (92.0-99.4)
Specificity 97.4 93.6
(95% CI) (93.6-99.3) (88.5-96.9)
PPV1 96.4 91.2
(95% CI) (91.0-99.0) (84.5-95.7)
NPV2 100 98
(95% CI) (97.6-100) (94.2-99.6)
PLR3 39 15.2
(95% CI) (14.8-103.0) (8.3-27.6)
NLR4 0 0
(95% CI) (0.0-0.0) (0.0-0.9)
kappa 0.97 0.9
Std Error 0.06 0.06
p value < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. 1 PPV: Positive predictive value 2 NPV: Negative predictive value
  2. 3 PLR: Positive likelihood ratio 4 NLR: Negative likelihood ratio