Test Catalog

Test ID: LMALP    
Malaria PCR with Parasitemia Reflex

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of Plasmodium DNA and identification of the infecting species, with reflex percent parasitemia calculated using thin blood films for positive cases

 

An adjunct to conventional microscopy of Giemsa-stained films

 

Detection and confirmatory identification of Plasmodium species: P falciparum, P vivax, P ovale, P malariae, and P knowlesi

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
PARCTPercent Parasitemia ReflexNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If positive, percent parasitemia will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Malaria Laboratory Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Malaria PCR with Parasitemia Reflex

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium knowlesi
Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium vivax