Volume 91, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Simple, efficient, and cost-effective strategies are needed for urine sample preparation in the field diagnosis of infection with . In this proof-of-concept study, we evaluated inexpensive and widely available paper products (paper towels, school workbook paper, and newspaper) to gravity-filter urine containing 60 eggs/mL of . Eggs were reliably visualized by light microscopy by using single-ply paper towels as urine filters. This filtration method has broad applicability in clinical and public health settings in resource-constrained environments.


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  • Received : 11 Apr 2014
  • Accepted : 02 Jun 2014

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