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Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen

P. falciparum and vivax Ag
Overview
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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We at CORE Diagnostics are a renowned pathology testing laboratory & a premier institute in the country capable of providing varied diagnostic tests & facilities in the field of laboratory medicine and have established state-of-art testing facilities in Gurgaon. We are a Clinical laboratory focused on Next Generation Diagnostics for disease stratification and therapy selection. We are focused on bringing the most advanced testing techniques and expertise to India and aim to become the destination for all your high-end diagnostic needs.

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