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Table 4 Over all sensitivity of CareStart™ HRP2/PLDH Combo Test for the detection of Plasmodium species at different levels of parasitemia in North-Western Tigray, Ethiopia, December 2015 to March 2016

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

No of parasite/μl of blood) Plasmodium species Microscopy (n) CareStart™ (n)
   41 43
>4000   N N
1001–4000 P.falciparum 4 3
P. vivax 5 6
501–1000 P.falciparum 7 8
P. vivax 6 5
100–500 P.falciparum 5 7
P. vivax 8 6
Mixed 5 5
<100 P. vivax 1 2
P.falciparum 0 1
  1. N none, n number, P. falciparum Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax Plasmodium vivax