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Table 2 Kato Katz analysis, two slides per stool on 3 stools collected on consecutive days

From: Improved sensitivity of the urine CAA lateral-flow assay for diagnosing active Schistosoma infections by using larger sample volumes

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1-3
Assay result a KK1-2 KK3-4 KK5-6 KK1-6 b
KK egg positive 17 (15%) 13 (12%) 12 (11%) 25 (22%)
KK egg negative 96 (85%) 100 (88%) 101 (89) 88 (78%)
Samples tested 113 113 113 113
  1. aNumber of individuals with/without eggs; between brackets the percentage of samples with a specific test result considering testing the complete collection (positive egg result indicates prevalence of infection by KK).
  2. bTotal number of individuals with eggs; identified an egg in at least one out of six slides.