Test Directory

Malarial Ag Test

Containers - Adult

RedCapTubeEDTAKE2.7ml.jpg
Red Cap Tube EDTA KE 2.7ml
Volume Range
​>1.5ml
Additive per Container

EDTA

Containers - Child

PinkCapPaediatric.jpg
Pink Cap - Paediatric
Volume Range
>0.5ml
Additive per Container
EDTA

Reference ranges

​Negati​ve.

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone: 01506 523000
WGH
Crewe Road South
Edinburgh
EH4 2XU
Telephone: 0131 537 1000

Transport arrangements

Please refer to Malarial Parasite Screen.

Sample storage arrangements

Please refer to Malarial Parasite Screen

How to request

Please refer to Malarial Parasite Screen

Availability

Please refer to Malarial Parasite Screen

Anticipated turnaround

1 day

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Please refer to Malarial Parasite Screen

General additional information

The Malarial Ag Test is an RDT card test and is performed as part of the Malarial Parasite Screen, which includes the FBC and microscopic examination of thick and thin blood films to identify species. The card test can assist in the differential diagnosis between P. falciparum and the other Pan specific species (P.vivax, P.ovale, P.malariae).

NB at present it cannot be confirmed that the card test can indicate the presence of less common species, such as Plasmodium knowlesi.