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Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection

Also known as P. falciparum and Vivax Ag, Malarial Parasite Dual Antigen (MPDA)
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Understanding Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection

What is Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection?

The malarial falciparum and vivax antigen test detects malaria antigens in the blood sample. Malaria is an infectious disease which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is caused of infection is a species of the Plasmodium parasite. P. falciparum infections are associated with cerebral malaria and drug resistance whereas P. vivax infection is associated with a high rate of infectivity and relapse. Your doctor may recommend this test if you suffer from symptoms like fever, headache, shaking chills, and vomiting. A positive result indicates infection with the parasite while a negative result is suggestive of no infection.

What is Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection used for?

The Malarial Falciparum and Vivax Antigen test is done 


  • If you have signs or symptoms suggestive of malaria-like fever with shaking chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse sweating, and headache


  • As a part of fever panel 


Interpreting Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection results


  • Positive test for Plasmodium Falciparum indicates infection with the same parasite while the 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



Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection

Frequently Asked Questions about Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection

Q. Can Malaria occur through only by the bite of female anopheles mosquito?

No, it is not necessary that malaria can also be caused by the bite of the female anopheles mosquito. Malaria can also occur after an organ transplant, by sharing needles or syringes, or after blood transfusion.

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. Do negative results mean that malaria infection is not there?

No, negative results do not confirm that malaria infection is not present. These negative results might be due to the absence of malarial parasite in the prepared peripheral blood film. If your symptoms persist then your doctor may advise you a re-test to confirm the diagnosis.
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Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection test price for other cities

Price inKolkataRs. 630
Price inMumbaiRs. 630
Price inGurgaonRs. 630
Price inBangaloreRs. 630
Price inNoidaRs. 630
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