Table 3

Accuracy of RDT and PCR in comparison with histology for detecting placental malaria infection at Gadarif Hospital, Eastern Sudan
Histology
Positive Negative Total Accuracy measure (95% CI)
RDT Positive 8 19 27 Sensitivity 17.4(8.4–30.4)
Negative 38 85 123 Specificity 81.7(73.4–88.3)
Total 46 104 150 Positive predictive value 29.6(14.8–48.6)
Negative predictive value 69.1(60.5–67.8)
PCR Positive 3 18 21 Sensitivity 6.5 (1.7–16.7)
Negative 43 86 129 Specificity 82.7(74.5–89.0)
Total 46 104 150 Positive predictive value 14.3(3.8–34.1)
Negative predictive value 66.7(58.2–74.4)

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

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