LMALP - Overview: Malaria PCR with Parasitemia Reflex

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

 

An adjunct to conventional microscopy of Giemsa-stained films

 

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

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
PARCTMalaria Percent ParasitemiaNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If positive, PARCT / Malaria Percent Parasitemia will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Malaria Laboratory Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular 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 Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

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

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