Malaria Screen

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Days Mon-Sat

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Malaria Screen
Test Description
The identification of malarial parasites and other blood parasites is used to determine treatment and prognosis. Babesia and other blood parasite are noted and reported. Microfilaria can be detected from a giemsa stain. However, this test is not recommended for the detection of microfilaria.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

MALARIA SCREEN

50

Method Description
  • Microscopic Examination
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 87207
STAT Allowed
No
Notes
Setup Mon-Sat PM
Draw Status

Living

Pre-Mortem

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 2 Smears. 1 thick and 1 thin
  • 1 Tube. Whole Blood
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 1 Tube. Whole Blood
  • 4 Smears. 2 thick and 2 thin
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Blood smear slides
  • Whole Blood EDTA
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 24 hours (whole blood)
  • Ambient - 30 days (smears)
  • Frozen - Unacceptable (whole blood)
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - Unacceptable (whole blood)
Transport
Ambient
Notes
At least 2 thick and 2 thin smears prepared from capillary source (finger) and 1 whole blood EDTA (lavender-top) tube.Travel history (name of country and when visited) and antimalarial agents should be noted on the requisition.