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Table 2 Health facilities with observed laboratory supplies in malaria low-transmission areas in Kenya, June–December 2013

From: Evaluation of a laboratory quality assurance pilot programme for malaria diagnostics in low-transmission areas of Kenya, 2013

Item Percentage of health facilities with supply availability, N = 80
Visit 1: June Visit 2: July Visit 3: November Visit 4: December Change in percentage from visits 1 to 4 p value
Lancets 74 84 84 88 14 0.04
Methanol 55 79 85 89 34 <0.001
Soap 94 96 96 99 5 0.22
Detergent 96 99 100 100 4 0.25
Disinfectant 95 95 99 98 3 0.69
Cotton wool 96 96 96 100 4 0.25
Cotton gauze 91 96 98 96 5 0.34
Pencils 86 93 98 95 9 0.12
Gloves 93 99 100 100 7 0.03
pH paper 40 30 40 43 3 0.88
Lens tissue 59 86 93 91 32 <0.001
Lens cleaning fluid 46 83 91 90 44 <0.001
Slides 94 89 80 94 0 1.00
Immersion oil 99 93 91 100 1 1.00
Giemsa 65 89 86 95 30 <0.001
Field stain 89 76 84 81 (−8) 0.29
Rapid diagnostic tests 33 35 29 23 (−10) 0.22
  1. Italic denotes statistically significant improvement from visit 1 to visit 4