Estimation of the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis by a pool screen PCR assay using blood spots collected on filter paper.

@article{Supali2006EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis by a pool screen PCR assay using blood spots collected on filter paper.},
  author={Taniawati Supali and Is Suhariah Ismid and H. Wibowo and Yenny Djuardi and Esther Majawati and Praba Ginanjar and Peter Fischer},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 8},
  pages={753-9}
}
The prevalence of lymphatic filariasis was estimated by PCR-based pool screening of night blood collected from 865 individuals living in ten areas endemic for Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi or B. timori in Indonesia. A total of 232 microfilaraemics were identified by filtration of 1 ml of blood. The microfilaria (mf) prevalence ranged from 6% to 54%, and the mf density in microfilaraemics ranged from 1 mf/ml to 6028 mf/ml. PCR assays both for W. bancrofti or Brugia spp. detected a single… CONTINUE READING