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Test ID: LCMAL    
Malaria, Molecular Detection, PCR Only

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


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

Detection of Plasmodium DNA and identification of the infecting species


An adjunct to conventional microscopy of Giemsa-stained films, particularly in cases of low percent parasitemia or suboptimal parasite morphology


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

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.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Malaria PCR

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

Plasmodium falciparum
Plasmodium knowlesi
Plasmodium malariae
Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium vivax