applicability of a monoclonal antibody-based dipstick in diagnosis of urinary schistosomiasis in the central region of ghana.summary we tested a rapid visually read monoclonal antibody (moab) based dipstick assay for specific diagnosis of urinary schistosomiasis against microscopy and the use of haematuria and proteinuria in a schistosomiasis haematobia endemic area in the central region of ghana. the study group consisted of 141 school children (83 males, 58 females) aged 8-19 years. a total of 129 of 141 (91.5%) submitted stool samples, and 7.8% had schistosoma mansoni, 55% had hookworms and 6.2% had tapeworms. the ...200415361112
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