Malarial Antigen (Vivax & Falciparum) Detection
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