Malaria Screen

NameMalaria Screen
Tube TypePurple (EDTA)
Reporting UnitsText based result.
Reference RangeN/A 
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround timeVerbal report, telephoned within 2 hours.
Special requirements & notesFresh Specimen Required. If result is negative and Malaria is still suspected the test should be repeated on the next two consecutive days, preferably during a temperature spike. Also, please state any countries recently visited in the clinical information.
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required1 tube, must be full.
If delayed transport to lab, store:This is an Urgent test and should not be delayed.
Factors affecting result interpretation
Time limit for add on test4 Hrs
Pathology disciplineHaematology
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Last updated: May 28, 2020