Clarke, Naomi; Llewellyn, Stacey; Traub, Rebecca; McCarthy, James; Richardson, Alice; Vaz da Silva de Castro Nery, Susana
Appropriate diagnostic techniques are crucial to global soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control efforts. The
recommended Kato–Katz method has low sensitivity in low-transmission settings. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction
(qPCR) is a highly sensitive alternative diagnostic option. However, little is known about the variability in qPCR
results, and there are few published comparisons between qPCR and other microscopy-based techniques such as
sodium nitrate flotation (SNF). Using 865...[Show more]
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