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Table 2

Performance of Allplex™ GI-Helminth(I) Assay for each target with or without bead-beating of the FecalSwab™ suspension.

Targets Sensitivity compared to microscopy: % (n/N)
Without pretreatment With pretreatment*
Hookworms 46% (6/13) 46% (6/13)
Ascaris spp. 88% (7/8) 100% (8/8)
E. vermicularis 64% (7/11) 73% (8/11)
Hymenolepis spp. 95% (20/21) 100% (21/21)
Strongyloides spp. 80% (28/35) 86% (30/35)
Taenia spp. 100% (5/5) 100% (5/5)
T. trichiura 9% (1/11) 91% (10/11)
All targets 70% (70/100) 84% (84/100)
*

Only false-negative results without any pretreatment were re-extracted with prior bead-beating and re-amplified.

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