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