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Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen

400
4.5
NABL, ISO
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Interpreting Results

Overview of Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen

What is Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen?

Malaria is a life threatening disease that is typically transmitted through bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. You should get this test done of you have symptoms suggestive of malaria fever like fever with chills, headaches, vomiting, sweating. Although identification of malarial parasite by thick and thin smears is the gold standard for the diagnosis of this infection but antigen based rapid diagnostic tests have an important role to play at those places where their is lack of microscopes and trained technicians.

Why is Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen done?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms suggestive of malaria like fever with shaking chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse sweating, headache
  2. As a part of fever panel

Preparation for Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen

  • A copy of valid government-issued identification card with the address is required.

Sample Type for Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen

The sample type collected for Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen is: Blood

Interpreting Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen results

Interpretations

  • Positive test for Plasmodium Falciparum indicates infection with the same parasite while negative test is suggestive of no infection 
  • Positive test for Plasmodium vivax indicates infection with the same parasite while negative is suggestive of no infection

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