A group of screening tests to detect if malarial parasites are present in a patients blood. If malarial parasites are found, then a provisional species diagnosis will be given (where possible). All positive samples are sent to the London School of Tropical Medicine for confirmation.
|03 (EB) - EDTA Blood
|All new positive cases are sent by BMS staff to London School of Tropical Medicine for confirmation
|This test can only be added to samples within 24 hours of collection.
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
|Blood Sciences Cross Site
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|Minimum Volume - one full 3ml EDTA or full paediatric tube
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing- No special requirements.
|Ref. Range Notes
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