Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys

@inproceedings{Speich2010ComparativeCA,
  title={Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys},
  author={Benjamin Speich and Stefanie Knopp and Khalfan Abdallah Mohammed and Iddi Simba Khamis and Laura Rinaldi and Giuseppe Cringoli and David Rollinson and J{\"u}rg Utzinger},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2010}
}
The Kato-Katz technique is widely used for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in epidemiological surveys and is believed to be an inexpensive method. The FLOTAC technique shows a higher sensitivity for the diagnosis of light-intensity soil-transmitted helminth infections but is reported to be more complex and expensive. We assessed the costs related to the collection, processing and microscopic examination of stool samples using the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques in an… CONTINUE READING