A comparison study of ICT cards and the new Filariasis Test Strip (FTS)

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Research question

Comparison of ICT and FTS.


Study Findings:

  • A total of 2,956 samples were investigated simultaneously via ICT cards and FTS - representative of the population of six health districts that had conducted five rounds of MDA for lymphatic filariasis.

  • The multi-country studies on the same topic led to the endorsement by WHO for the FTS as an approved diagnostic tool.

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