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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Malarial parasites screen

Constituent Tests

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

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.

Adult Specimen

4 mL EDTA tube (purple)

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Transport

Send at 4°C

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

24 hours


Thick and thin film microscopy and antigen testing

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code