TABLE 2.

Results obtained by microscopy and OptiMAL from sequential blood samples from 60 patients receiving therapy for P. falciparum malariaa

Sample collection timeNo. of patients with positive microscopic parasitemiaMean parasitemia (%)No (%) OptiMAL positiveSensitivity (%) of OptiMAL at this parasitemia from initial samples
Day of diagnosis (Pretreatment)602.4358 (98)100
Day 1 posttreatment511.9639 (76)100
Day 2 posttreatment440.52527 (61)100
Day 3 posttreatment290.1118 (62)100
Day 4 posttreatment160.03111 (68)100
Day 5 posttreatment80.00223 (38)72
  • a Adapted from reference 49 with permission of the publisher.