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Malarial Parasites

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Haematology

Test information: This test is for Detecting Malaria Parasite.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
plus 4 fixed thick films and 4 fixed thin films
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Fresh as possible; parasites will start to deteriorate after a few hours affecting detection and identification of species. When there is a strong clinical suspicion of malaria or the initial films are negative, repeat films should be made and examined after 12-24 hour and again after a further 24 hours.
Maximum add on time
24 hours post receipt
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
POS/NEG plus species
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2023