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Comparison of immunochromatographic test (Ict) and filariasis test strip (fts) for detecting lymphatic filariasis antigen in american samoa, 2016

Sheel, Meru; Lau, Colleen; Sheridan, Sarah; Fuimaono, Saipale D; Graves, Patricia


Circulating filarial antigen (Ag) prevalence, measured using rapid point-of-care tests, is the standard indicator used for monitoring and surveillance in the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. In 2015, the immunochromatographic test (ICT) was replaced with the filariasis test strip (FTS), which has higher reported sensitivity. Despite differences in sensitivity, no changes in recommended surveillance targets were made when the FTS was introduced. In 2016, we conducted lymphatic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed6030132
Access Rights: Open Access


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