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?
- If you have signs or symptoms suggestive of malaria like fever with shaking chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse sweating, headache
- 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
- 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
The CLINICAL LABORATORY of Shahbazker’s Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Colaba is the 5th lab in Mumbai & 21st in India to be granted accreditation by NABL, and the 1st Lab in Mumbai and 2nd in India to be accredited under ISO 15189 (specific for medical Laboratories). NABL is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its criteria are based on ISO 15189:2007.