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Table 2 Sample collection by evaluation method

From: Community-based intermittent mass testing and treatment for malaria in an area of high transmission intensity, western Kenya: study design and methodology for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Collection activity Age group Sampling Arm Collection location Samples collected and diagnostics conducted
Cross-sectional surveys ≥1 month old 20 compounds from the core area per cluster Both Household RDT
Blood smear
Dried blood spots
Hemoglobin
Cohort visits (scheduled and unscheduled) ≥1 year old Random selection from cluster cores during baseline and year 1 XSS Both Health facility RDT
Blood smear
Dried blood spots
Hemoglobin
MTaT rounds ≥1 month old All residents Intervention Household RDT
Dried blood spot (from first 5000)
Passive surveillance All ages All individuals living within the core area of a cluster Both Health facility RDT
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