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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
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Volume 85
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 16-18
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26915637
Abstract
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%).

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