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Table 2 The earliest time when fecal samples of E. multilocularis -experimentally infected dogs tested positive with the LAMP and PCR assays and by microscopy

From: Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assay for the identification of Echinococcus multilocularis infections in canine definitive hosts

Method Earliest day for positivity Mean (day) *P value
  Dog 1 Dog 2 Dog 3   
LAMP 12 12 13 12.3 0.03a
PCR 17 17 18 17.3 <0.001b
Microscopy 42 44 46 44 <0.001c
  1. Note: a, LAMP versus PCR; b, LAMP versus microscopy; c, PCR versus microscopy.
  2. *Statistical analysis used one-way ANOVA with post hoc LSD tests: P < 0.05 meaning statistical significance; P < 0.01 indicating significant difference; P < 0.001 showing extreme significant difference.