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Table 2 Prevalence of Entamoeba infection based on microscopy, nested PCR, and real-time PCR assays

From: Real-time PCR assay in differentiating Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, and Entamoeba moshkovskii infections in Orang Asli settlements in Malaysia

Location No. Microscopy Nested PCR Real-time PCR
Examined n % n % n %
Kampung Gurney 48 5 10.4 4 80 5 100
Kampung Bumbun 50 14 28 12 85.7 14 100
Kampung Pangsun 55 10 18.2 10 100 10 100
Kampung Sungai Minyak 29 2 6.9 2 100 2 100
Kampung Kemensah 54 2 3.7 2 100 1 50
SK Pos Piah 30 19 63.3 14 73.7 16 84.2
Kampung Teras Pos Piah 68 13 19.1 8 61.5 8 61.5
Total 334 65 19.5 52 80 56 86.2