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Table 2 Diagnostic performance of PCR using placental histology as gold standard

From: Polymerase chain reaction and histology in diagnosis of placental malaria in an area of unstable malaria transmission in Central Sudan

Performance % (95% Confidence Interval)
Sensitivity 45.5% (29.2%- 62.5%)
Specificity 74.3% (63.5%- 83.3%)
Positive predictive value 44.1% (28.3%- 61.0%)
Negative predictive value 75.3% (64.5%-84.2%)