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Table 2 Status of health care laboratories on basic equipments/reagents for carrying out blood smear microscopy for diagnosis of malaria parasite in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2006

From: Does the practice of blood film microscopy for detection and quantification of malaria parasites in northwest Ethiopia fit the standard?

Lab equipments/Reagents No (%) of laboratories
No of microscope  
 One 13 (44.8)
 Two 14 (48.3)
 Three 2 (6.9)
Type of microscope  
 Binocular with natural solar light 21 (72.4)
 Binocular with external light 1 (3.6)
 Binocular with inbuilt lamp 4 (14.3)
 Monocular with natural solar light 3 (10.3)
 Monocular with external light 0 (0)
 Monocular with inbuilt lamp 0 (0)
Kinds of stains  
 Giemsa 21 (72.4)
 Wright 0 (0)
 Both 6 (20,7)
 None 2 (6.9)
Guide line for reagent preparation  
 Present 5 (17.2)
 Absent 24 (82.8%)
Adequate number of slides 16 (55.2)
Drying rack 21 (72.4)