Table 2

Accuracy of microscopy and RDT in comparison with PCR for detecting malaria infection among 156 febrile pregnant women in Eastern Sudan
PCR
Positive Negative Total Accuracy measure (95% CI)
Microscopy Positive 17 0 17 Sensitivity 94.4 (75.5–99.7)
Negative 1 138 139 Specificity 100 (98.0–100.0)
Total 18 138 156 Positive predictive value 100 (83.4–100.0)
Negative predictive value 99.3 (96.5–100.0)
RDT Positive 15 11 26 Sensitivity 83.3 (61.0–95.6)
Negative 3 127 130 Specificity 92.0 (86.6–95.7)
Total 18 138 156 Positive predictive value 57.7 (38.4–75.4)
Negative predictive value 97.7 (94.0–99.4)

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Kashif et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:59   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-59

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