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Malarial Parasite Identification in Asansol

Also known as Peripheral smear examination for the malarial parasite, Malaria microscopy, Malaria parasite/Blood parasite identification
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Understanding Malarial Parasite Identification in Asansol


What is Malarial Parasite Identification in Asansol?

A Malarial Parasite Identification test detects malarial parasites in the blood and identifies the species involved along with the extent of the infection. It is available at an affordable price in Asansol with Tata 1mg labs. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease caused by a parasite and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. 

A Malarial Parasite Identification test is necessary for people showing symptoms of malaria, such as fever, chills, headaches, and body aches, or for those who have traveled to or live in regions where malaria is prevalent. This test helps to diagnose a malaria infection early, enabling healthcare providers to differentiate a malarial fever from other non-malarial fevers, thereby facilitating appropriate treatment. A positive test result indicates the presence of a malarial parasite, while a negative result indicates the absence of a malarial parasite at the time of testing.

What does Malarial Parasite Identification measure?

A Malarial Parasite Identification test is the standard test to diagnose malaria via microscopic examination of the blood sample of anyone with suspected malaria. A blood smear is prepared and then stained with Giemsa stain. This staining gives the malaria parasite a distinctive appearance under a microscope. The diagnosis is made by spotting the malaria parasite, its antigens, or its products in the smear. Thick smears help detect the presence of parasites while thin smears help detect the species of parasite.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Malarial Parasite Identification in Asansol


Frequently Asked Questions about Malarial Parasite Identification in Asansol

Q. How does malaria spread?

Malaria spreads through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. When this mosquito bites humans, the parasites of malaria get transferred to humans and reach the liver. After that, the parasites enter healthy red blood cells (RBCs) and continue to grow and multiply. Then, they destroy the RBCs, burst to form daughter parasites, and infect other healthy RBCs.

Q. What are the symptoms of malaria?

The symptoms of malaria include chills, high fever, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, fatigue, and muscle pain. If you notice any of these, consult a doctor immediately.

Q. What are the different diagnostic tests for malaria?

Some of the common tests to diagnose and detect malaria include microscopic examination of blood smears (Blood Film Examination), rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), nucleic acid-based tests, serological tests, and antigen capture assays.

Q. When can a malaria test be advised?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a malaria test for individuals who show symptoms of malaria fever, like chills, fever, body aches, headache, fatigue, etc., or have recently traveled to an area where malaria is common.

Q. What are the different names of a malaria test?

A malaria test is also known by the names peripheral smear examination for the malarial parasite, malaria microscopy, and malaria parasite/blood parasite identification.

Q. Do negative test results of a Malarial Parasite Identification test mean that malaria is not there?

No, negative results do not confirm the absence of malaria. The negative results might be due to the absence of malarial parasites in the prepared peripheral blood smear. In such cases, your doctor may advise you a re-test if the symptoms of malaria persist or worsen.

Q. How does a malaria test kit or malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) work?

A malaria test kit or malaria RDT detects specific antigens (proteins) produced by malaria parasites in the blood of infected individuals. This way it provides evidence of the presence of malaria parasite in human blood. Some RDTs can detect only one species of the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum or P. vivax) while others detect multiple species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale).

Q. Are malaria and dengue the same thing?

No, malaria and dengue are two different diseases. Malaria is a parasitic infection, whereas dengue is a viral infection.

Q. How can I recover from malaria?

If your malaria test results are positive, consult your doctor without delay. The doctor will provide appropriate treatment depending on your condition, including antimalarial medicines. Include vitamin A- and vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables, such as pineapple, oranges, grapes, berries, lemon, beetroot, carrot, papaya, and sweet lime, in your diet as these vitamins help to detoxify the body and boost immunity.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Malarial Parasite Identification test in Asansol?

Yes. In Asansol, you can schedule a Malarial Parasite Identification test with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a Malarial Parasite Identification test eligible for home sample collection in Asansol?

Yes, a Malarial Parasite Identification test is eligible for home sample collection in Asansol. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a Malarial Parasite Identification test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

The process to book a Malarial Parasite Identification test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a Malarial Parasite Identification test cost in Asansol?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. A Malarial Parasite Identification test in Asansol is available at Rs. 159.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a Malarial Parasite Identification test in Asansol?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of a Malarial Parasite Identification test in Asansol in 48 hours.
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