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Table 2 Prevalence of filarial infection according to the diagnostic assays performed

From: Molecular characterization of Dirofilaria spp. circulating in Portugal

  Total no. of samples D. immitis Acanthocheilonema spp. Mixed
   Positive (%) Positive (%) Positive (%)
Witness 878 77 (8.8)
Knott 878 115 (13.1)
Acid phosphatase 134 100 (74.6) 2 (1.5)
ITS2 878 120 (13.7) 5 (0.6) 2 (0.2)