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Table 2 Assessment of laboratory procedures

From: Pathogens associated with persistent diarrhoea in children in low and middle income countries: systematic review

Laboratory processes: Samples: Were there any methods or timings described for collecting, storing and transporting stool samples?
  Parasite detection: Were any methods described or referenced for the detection of parasites, other than the word 'microscopy'? (e.g. stain, magnification)?
  Bacterial Culture: Were any methods described or referenced for the culture of bacteria, other than the word 'culture'? (e.g. media, temperature)
  Bacteria identification: Were any methods described or referenced for the identification of cultured bacteria?
  Virus detection: Were any methods described for the identification of viruses? (the name of the test was sufficient)
Quality control Were methods described for testing and controlling the quality of the laboratory tests used in the study?
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing Which of the pathogens detected in the study, if any, were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility?