Malaria Parasites

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Malaria Parasites

Condition / Indication: Request when a malaria parasite infection is suspected. Send urgently to the lab and telephone

Special precautions & notes: Give details of travel and prophylaxis (if any). All positive cases are sent to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for confirmatory testing.

Reference range: Negative or Positive. Malaria parasite species and percentage parasitaemia included if applicable.

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 24 hours, 7 days if sent to Referral Laboratory for confirmation