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Table 2 Malaria parasite positivity based on light microscopy and CareStart™RDT

From: Performance comparison of CareStart™ HRP2/pLDH combo rapid malaria test with light microscopy in north-western Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

  CareStart RDT  
Negative P.falciparum Number (%) P.vivax (PAN only) Number (%) Mixed (pf + PAN) Number (%) Total
Light microscope Negative 276 (86.3) 2 (0.6) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 279 (87.2)
P. falciparum 0 (0.0) 15 (4.7) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 16 (5.0)
P. vivax 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 17 (5.3) 2 (0.6) 20 (6.3)
Mixed 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.9) 5 (1.6)
Total 277 (86.6) 19 (5.9) 19 (5.9) 5 (1.6) 320 (100.0)