Useful For: Malaria Blood Parasites – 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. One negative observation cannot rule out blood parasites.
Methodology: Microscopic Examination with Giemsa stain
1 lavender-top (EDTA) tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of EDTA whole blood). Forward promptly to laboratory at room temperature only.
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
87207 – Smear, special stain (malaria)