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Rapid Malaria with Parasite Smear

Components

Name Method Department Units
Rapid Malaria with Parasite Smear Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay(ICMA)
Visual inspection
Core Lab, Hematology Negative or Positive

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Rapid Malaria Screen and Blood Smear for Parasites

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport is greater than 4 hours, refrigerate
  • Mix EDTA tube by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Do not centrifuge purple EDTA tube

Reasons for Rejection

  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Non EDTA specimen

Comments

Rapid Malaria Screen is an Immunochromtographic Membrane Assay with confirmation and speciation by visual inspection of blood smear.