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Table 3 Results of specific testing of samples by three different diagnostic methods; multiplexed-tandem (MT)-PCR eggs, MT-PCR larvae and larval culture (LC)

From: Multiplexed-tandem PCR for the specific diagnosis of gastrointestinal nematode infections in sheep: an European validation study

Species   Number of positive samples (% prevalence)
Location Number of samples MT-PCR eggs MT-PCR larvae LC
Te. circumcincta
 Moredun 11 10 (90.90) 7 (63.63) 10 (90.90)
 Gent 8 8 (100.00) 8 (100.00) 8 (100.00)
 Total 19 18 (94.73) 15 (78.94) 18 (94.73)
Haemonchus spp.
 Moredun 11 1 (9.09) 1 (9.09) 1 (9.09)
 Gent 8 7 (87.50) 6 (75.00) 6 (75.00)
 Total 19 8 (42.10) 7 (36.84) 7 (36.84)
Trichostrongylus spp.
 Moredun 11 8 (72.72) 10 (90.90) 6 (54.54)
 Gent 8 3 (37.50) 5 (62.50) 5 (62.50)
 Total 19 13 (68.42) 15 (78.94) 11 (57.89)
C. ovina/Oesophagostomum spp.
 Moredun 11 8 (72.72) 8 (72.72) 9 (81.81)
 Gent 8 5 (62.50) 3 (37.50) 3 (37.50)
 Total 19 13 (68.42) 11 (57.89) 12 (63.15)
Co. curticei
 Moredun 11 1 (9.09) 1 (9.09) 2 (18.18)
 Gent 8 3 (37.50) 4 (50.00) 2 (25)
 Total 19 4 (21.05) 5 (26.31) 4 (21.05)
  1. Also shown are the numbers of samples tested positive for the species/genera of T. circumcincta, Haemonchus spp., Trichostrongylus spp., Co. curticei as well as the combined results for C. ovina and Oesophagostomum spp. and their relative prevalence (%) for the particular locality of Moredun (Scotland) and Ghent (Belgium) as well as for the total dataset