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Table 2

Performances of the Novodiag® Stool Parasites assay on a collection of positive samples (n = 74 samples, retrospective study).

Parasite of interest Positive samples according to routine procedure (n=) Positive samples by the Novodiag® assay (n=)
Blastocystis spp. 16 26
Dientamoeba fragilis 0 2
Giardia intestinalis 14 12
Cryptosporidium spp. 8 7
Cystoisospora belli 2 2
Entamoeba histolytica  2 2
Schistosoma mansoni 9 10
Taenia spp. 4 4a
Ascaris lumbricoides/suum 1 1
Enterobius vermicularis 3 2
Strongyloides stercoralis  4 4
Hookworms 4 4b
Trichuris spp. 8 4
Enterocytozoon bieneusi 8 7
Other parasites* 42 0
a

All identified as T. saginata/Taenia asiatica by the Novodiag® assay.

b

Identified as N. americanus (n = 3), A. duodenale (n = 1) by the Novodiag assay®.

*

Other parasites not targeted by the Novodiag® assay included: Dicrocoelium dendriticum (n = 1), Entamoeba coli (n = 16), Endolimax nana (n = 12), Entamoeba dispar (n = 6), Entamoeba hartmanni (n = 3), Iodamoeba butschlii (n = 1) and unidentified flagellates (n = 4).

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