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Malarial Parasites

Alternate names:
Thick and Thin films
Laboratory:
Haematology
Test Code:
MPS
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

 

 

Frequency:
Daily
Reference Interval:

Detected/Not detected

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:
  • Clinical history including details of overseas travel and prophylaxis required
  • An FBE is performed at the same time
  • ICT test (rapid whole blood immunochromatographic test) for the qualitative detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax antigens is performed in addition to microscopic examination.