Malarial parasites


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Samples required

EDTA blood (purple cap/ black cap ring, 4 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Please state any travel history to help aid diagnosis.

Test indications


Reference range

See report.

Confirmation of malaria sub-type:

4 mL EDTA blood and slides referred by laboratory.

Referred to Malaria Reference Laboratory, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT. Turnaround time: 1 week

Turnaround time

Same day