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Table 1 The estimated κ-value between microscopy, culture, and PCR for identification of Blastocystis sp

From: First molecular subtyping and phylogeny of Blastocystis sp. isolated from domestic and synanthropic animals (dogs, cats and brown rats) in southern Iran

Method κ-value Degree of agreement
Microscopy 0.461 Moderate
Culture 0.706 Substantial
PCR 0.864 Perfect