Malaria surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: comparison of microscopy, PCR, and rapid diagnostic test.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Doctor, SM; Liu, Y; Whitesell, A; Thwai, KL; Taylor, SM; Janko, M; Emch, M; Kashamuka, M; Muwonga, J; Tshefu, A; Meshnick, SR

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 18

PubMed ID

  • 26915637

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4841725

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.01.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States