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Table 3 Comparison of immunochromatographic test strips and microscopic examination of thick blood smear

From: Novel monoclonal antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2: development and application in rapid diagnostic tests of malaria in hyperendemic regions of China and Myanmar

Parasite density Sample size (n) Positives Detection rate
<200 16 14 87.50%
200-1999 77 76 98.70%
>2000 229 229 100%