Parasite Exam, Malaria Smear
Parasite Exam, Microfilaria Smear
Filariasis, Peripheral Blood Preparation
MALARIA / MICROFILARIA STAIN
MICROFILARIA DIRECT SMEAR
Trypanosoma Blood Smear
Parasite Exam, Chagas Disease
Chagas Disease Blood Smear
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Manual microscopy method and immunochromatograhpic assay for malaria antigen.
Diagnosis of malaria, or microfilaria infestation of blood. The malaria antigen test (Binax Now Malaria; Alere) is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of human malaria infections and to aid in the differential diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infections from other less virulent malarial infections. Negative results are confirmed by thin and thick smear microscopy.
No malaria or microfilaria parasites identified. Negative for malaria antigens.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature as soon as possible within 24 hours of collection. Specimens should be drawn immediately before a fever spike is anticipated.