LCMAL - Overview: Malaria, Molecular Detection, PCR Only

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LCMAL    
Malaria, Molecular Detection, PCR Only

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

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

See Malaria Laboratory Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

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

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 or 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