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Table 1 Grams of faeces, dilution factors, and multiplication factors used to calculate eggs per gram estimates derived from the trematode egg counts

From: Mini-FLOTAC as an alternative, non-invasive diagnostic tool for Schistosoma mansoni and other trematode infections in wildlife reservoirs

Grams of faeces Dilution factora Multiplication factorb
0.1 150.0 75.0
0.2 75.0 37.5
0.3 50.0 25.0
0.4 37.5 18.5
0.5 30.0 15.0
0.6 25.0 12.5
0.7 21.5 10.5
  1. aCalculated by dividing the final volume of the solution (15 ml) by the amount of faeces analysed (0.1–0.7 g)
  2. bCalculated by dividing the corresponding dilution factor by the analysed volume of 2 ml