TABLE 3.

Analysis of the six samples positive by 18S screening monoplex real-time PCR and negative by microscopya

Patient no.ChemoprophylaxisPrevious positive thin smears resultDays of antimalarial treatmentSpecies-specific real-time PCR result (Ct)ICT P.f/P.v resultNested PCR result
1UnknownPositive for P. falciparum7 P. falciparum (39) P. falciparum ND
2UnknownPositive for P. vivax3 P. vivax (37)Non-P. falciparumND
3MefloquineND1 P. falciparum (32) P. falciparum ND
4MefloquineND0 P. vivax (38)Negative P. vivax
5MefloquineND0 P. falciparum (36) P. falciparum ND
6Chloroquine + proguanilND0 P. falciparum (31) P. falciparum ND
  • a ND, not done.