Patients presenting with unexplained fevers after returning from countries where malaria is endemic.
Microbiology - Bacteriology
Blood collected upon admission/presentation.
A negative result may not exclude malaria. Repeat blood should be taken, preferably between paroxysms.
Patient Specimen - EDTA blood or premade thick film
Thick film usually performed in conjunction with the Malaria Antigen Test.
If Malaria microscopy is required also register for CBCF and MAL
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