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Peripheral Smear for Malaria Test

Peripheral Smear for Malaria Test

also known as: Test for Plasmodium , test for malaria , test for babesia

Malarial Parasite test is performed on the blood sample to find out the level of Malaria Parasite in the blood. It is conducted to conclude on Malaria and also during the treatment and after the treatment of Malaria. It is also known as MP Smear Blood, PBS for MP Smear Blood, Peripheral Blood Smear Malaria Parasite Smear Blood, Malarial Parasite Smear, PBS for MP.

No special preparation is needed for MP Smear. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing MP Smear. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Diagnosis of malaria involves identification of malaria parasite or its antigens/products in the blood of the patient. Even though this seems easy, the efficacy of the diagnosis is subject to many factors. Thin smears let one to identify malaria species counting the diagnosis of mixed infections, quantify parasitemia, and assess for the presence of schizonts, gametocytes, and malarial pigment in neutrophils and monocytes. The peripheral blood smear provides complete data on the species, the stages, and the density of parasitemia.

MP Smear is done using Smear method on a Blood sample. The microscopic tests comprise staining and direct visualization of the parasite under the microscope. The minuscule image of the parasite on the wide and blood smears has been the recognized technique for the diagnosis of malaria in most settings, from the laboratory to the field study. The careful examination of a well-prepared and well-stained blood film currently remains the standard for malaria diagnosis. The majority usually used microscopic tests include the peripheral smear study and the Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) test.

Specimen
whole blood
Volume
2ml
Container
2ml lavender top tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Peripheral Smear for Malaria
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Rs80- Rs350

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