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Table 3 Statistical comparison of the results from six different methods to diagnose S. japonicum infections (P values)

From: Field comparison of circulating antibody assays versus circulating antigen assays for the detection of schistosomiasis japonica in endemic areas of China

Type   Circulating antibody assays Circulating antigen assays Parasitological method
   IHA ELISA DDIA ELISA-COM ELISA-IgY Kato-Katz
Circulating antibody assays IHA       
ELISA 1      
DDIA 0.0495* 0.0495*     
Circulating antigen assays ELISA-COM <0.0001** <0.0001** <0.0001**    
ELISA-IgY <0.0001** <0.0001** <0.0001** 0.0833   
Parasitological method Kato-Katz <0.0001** <0.0001** <0.0001** <0.0001** <0.0001**  
  1. *indicates significant difference (p < 0.05);**indicates highly significant difference (p < 0.001).