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Table 2 Overview of the helminth eggs’ morphological tests

From: Urgent needs in fostering neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) laboratory capacity in WHO Western Pacific Region: results from the external quality assessment on NTDs diagnosis in 2012–2015

  Score = 100 100 > Score ≥ 60 Score < 60
Year Tests No. of participated labs No. of labs Ratio (%) No. of labs Ratio (%) No. of labs Ratio (%)
2012 Direct smear 5 3 60.00 1 20.00 1 20.00
Kato-Katz 5 3 60.00 1 20.00 1 20.00
2013 Direct smear 7 1 14.29 4 57.14 2 28.57
Kato-Katz 7 0 0 4 57.14 3 42.86
2014 Direct smear 7 1 14.29 6 85.71 0 0
Kato-Katz 7 0 0 7 100 0 0
2015 Direct smear 8 3 37.50 3 37.50 2 25.00
Kato-Katz 8 2 25.00 1 12.50 5 62.50