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Table 3 Qualitative comparison (from 0 to +++) of the techniques used for the detection of F. hepatica in G. cubensis

From: Assessment of the FasciMol-ELISA in the detection of the trematode Fasciola hepatica in field-collected Galba cubensis: a novel tool for the malacological survey of fasciolosis transmission

  Sensitivity Specificity Ease of application No. samples/unit time
Snail dissection + +++ + +
Multiplex PCR +++ +++ ++ ++
FasciMol-ELISA ++ +++ +++ +++