Malaria Antibody Screen (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale), IFA
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
Malaria Abs IgG-IFA
Malaria Ab Scrn, IFA FORWARD
Malaria Antibody Screen FORWARD
Malaria Antibody Screen FORWARD
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimens other than
Anticoagulants other than
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Reference Range: Pos = > 1:64 Neg <1:64
< 64 - Probably no recent clinical involvement with malaria
=> 64 - In U.S. citizens (brief exposure) may reflect recent infection; in some areas of the world, may be maximum titer demonstratable even in clinical cases.
In U.S. citizens with brief exposure to infection, a PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM titer of =>1:64 may reflect recent infection. Speciation of the infecting malaria parasite is made by using four IFA slides prepared with P. FALCIPARUM, P. VIVAX, P. MALARIAE and P. OVALE, respectively. Antibody titers in U.S. citizens rarely persist more than six (6) months after chemotherapeutic cure. Titers in people with prolonged exposure and in people native to malaria endemic areas may persist for years because of relapses. Due to the increased volume of diagnostic specimens and to maximize the use of our malaria slides, we now titrate specimens at dilutions of 1:16 and 1:64. We will report immunofluorescence results that react at dilutions equal to or less than 1:16 as negative. Tests that react at dilutions of 1:64 will be reported as positive. By eliminating the reactivity of specimens at a dilution of 1:4 we are not changing the sensitivity of the immunofluorescence test.
Test Performed by: Parasitic Disease Consultants
2177-J Flintstone Drive
Tucker, GA 30084
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
4 - 7 days
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test
Parasitic Disease Consultants
CPT Code Information Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Medical Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
LOINC® Code Information Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the result codes returned for this test or profile.
|Result ID||Reporting Name||LOINC Code|
|Z1492||Plasmodium Falciparum (Pf)||In Process|
|Z1493||Plasmodium Vivax (Pv)||In Process|
|Z1494||Plasmodium Malariae (Pm)||In Process|
|Z1495||Plasmodium Ovale (Po)||In Process|