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Table 3 Number of field collected dog fecal samples shown to be positive or negative by the LAMP assay, PCR method and microscopy

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

Number of samples Assay outcomes
  LAMP PCR Microscopy
5 Positive Positive Positive
5 Positive Positive Negative
5 Positive Negative Positive
16 Positive Negative Negative
158 Negative Negative Negative
Total 189 *31 positive samples 10 positive samples 10 positive samples
  158 negative samples 179 negative samples 179 negative samples
  1. *The LAMP assay exhibited a significantly higher level of sensitivity than either the PCR method or microscopy (P < 0.001; Pearson chi-square test).