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Table 3 Average detection rate of parasite eggs using direct smear method and Kato-Katz method

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

Direct smear Kato-Katz
Species Average detection rate Species Average detection rate
A. lumbricoides 94.07% (25.4/27) A. lumbricoides 74.07% (20/27)
C. sinensis 74.07% (20/27) C. sinensis 74.07% (20/27)
E. vermicularis 90.74% (24.5/27) E. vermicularis 66.67% (18/27)
F.buski 59.26% (16/27) F. buski 59.26% (16/27)
Hookworm 92.59% (25/27) H. nana 50.00% (4/8)
P. westermani 66.67% (18/27) P. westermani 40.74% (11/27)
S. japonicum 81.48% (22/27) S. japonicum 59.26% (16/27)
S. mansoni 29.63% (8/27) S. mansoni 13.64% (3/22)
Taenia spp. 81.48% (22/27) Taenia spp. 85.19% (23/27)
T. trichiura 84.81% (22.9/27) T. trichiura 84.21% (16/19)
   Negative 90.91% (20/22)