Table 2: Performance characteristics of the malaria kit for Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax (data obtained from package insert).

Plasmodium falciparumPlasmodium vivas
Parasitemia level (per L)Percent sensitivity (95% confidence interval)Percent sensitivity (95% confidence interval) %)

500099.7% (98%–100%)93.5% (91%–96%)
1000–500099.2% (96%–100%)81.0% (76%–85%)
500–100092.6% (76%–99%)47.4% (36%–59%)
100–50089.2% (75%–97%)23.6% (17%–31%)
0–10053.9% (37%–70%)6.2% (3%–12%)
Overall95.3% (93%–97%)68.9% (66%–72%)
Specificity94.2% (93%–95%)99.8% (99%–100%)

Venous versus fingerstick samples100% (96–100%) versus 98.8% (94–100%)81.6% (74–87%) versus 80.6% (73–87%)
Specificity94.7% (93–96%) versus 90.4% (88-92%)99.7% (99–100%) versus 99.5% (99–100%)