Evaluation of a novel kit (TF-test) for the diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections

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Autor(es): dc.contributorUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
Autor(es): dc.creatorGomes, J. F.-
Autor(es): dc.creatorHoshino-Shimizu, S.-
Autor(es): dc.creatorDias, LCS-
Autor(es): dc.creatorAraujo, AJSA-
Autor(es): dc.creatorCastilho, VLP-
Autor(es): dc.creatorNeves, FAMA-
Data de aceite: dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T18:28:45Z-
Data de disponibilização: dc.date.available2021-03-10T18:28:45Z-
Data de envio: dc.date.issued2014-05-20-
Data de envio: dc.date.issued2014-05-20-
Data de envio: dc.date.issued2004-01-01-
Fonte completa do material: dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcla.20011-
Fonte completa do material: dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/31376-
Fonte: dc.identifier.urihttp://educapes.capes.gov.br/handle/11449/31376-
Descrição: dc.descriptionIntestinal parasitic infections are currently a source of concern for Public Health agencies in developing and developed countries. Since three ovum-and-parasite stool examinations have been demonstrated to provide sensitive results, we designed a practical and economical kit (TF-Test) that is now commercially available (Immunoassay Com. Ind. Ltda., S (a) over tildeo Paulo, Brazil). This kit allows the separate collection of three fecal specimens into a preservative solution. The specimens are then pooled, double-filtered, and concentrated by a single rapid centrifugation process. The TF-Test was evaluated in four different laboratories in a study using 1,102 outpatients and individuals living in an endemic area for enteroparasitosis. The overall sensitivity found using the TF-Test (86.2-97.8%) was significantly higher (P<0.01) than the sensitivity of conventional techniques such as the Coprotest (NIL Comercio Exterior Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil) and the combination of Lutz/Hoffman, Faust, and Rugai techniques (De Carli, Diagnostico Laboratorial das Parasitoses Humanas. Metodos e Tecnicas, 1994), which ranged from 48.3% to 75.9%. When the above combined three specimen technique was repeated with three specimens collected on different days, its sensitivity became similar (P > 0.01) to that of the TF-Test. The kappa index values of agreement for the TF-Test were consistent (P < 0.01), being higher and ranking in a better position than conventional techniques. The high sensitivity, cost/benefit ratio, and practical aspects demonstrate that the TF-Test is suitable for individual diagnosis, epidemiological inquiries, or evaluation of chemotherapy in treated communities. (C) 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.-
Formato: dc.format132-138-
Idioma: dc.languageen-
Publicador: dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
Relação: dc.relationJournal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis-
Relação: dc.relation1.303-
Relação: dc.relation0,448-
Direitos: dc.rightsclosedAccess-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectTF-test-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectparasite-enrichment process-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectpooled three fecal specimen examinations-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectintestinal parasitic infections-
Título: dc.titleEvaluation of a novel kit (TF-test) for the diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections-
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