Malaria (RDT, Pf/Pv)
ICT Malaria Pf/Pv
A CBC is an essential component of this test. Please ensure one is ordered at time of collection. Please give full clinical details and list countries visited outside New Zealand.
4 mL EDTA tube (purple)
deliver to lab within 1 hr of collection
Send at 4°C
Mon - Sun, 24hrs
The test detects circulating P.falciparum (P.f) antigen and a Pan-malarial antigen that is common to all four species of malaria. The test cannot separate P.f mixed infestations. Occasionally, residual antigen may be detected for several days following the elimination of the parasite by anti-malarial treatment. Diagnosis should be made using the results of this test together with the other laboratory and clinical findings.