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Table 4 Comparison of HRP2-RDT, PCR, and microscopy

From: Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum isolates lacking the histidine rich protein 2 gene among symptomatic malaria patients in Kwilu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

HRP2-RDT (n = 629) PCR Microscopy
Negative Positive Negative Positive
n % n % n % n %
Negative 74 36.1 131 63.9 151 73.7 54 26.3
Positive 99 23.3 325 76.7 268 63.2 156 36.8
  1. HRP2-RDT Histidin Rich Protein 2 based rapid diagnostic test, PCR Polymerase chain reaction