|Type||Journal Article - Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Title||Malaria Surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Comparison of Microscopy, PCR, and Rapid Diagnostic Test|
Malaria surveillance is critical for control efforts, but diagnostic methods frequently disagree. Here, we compare microscopy, PCR, and a rapid diagnostic test in 7137 samples from children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using latent class analysis. PCR had the highest sensitivity (94.6%) and microscopy had the lowest (76.7%).
|»||Congo, Dem. Rep. - Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2013-2014|