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Malaria Antigen Test

SIM

20381 

CPT

87899 

Synonyms

Binax NOW kit test for Malaria antigens 

Specimen Type

EDTA whole blood 

Container

EDTA Lavender top tube

Collection Instructions

Volume

1-2 ml

Additional Information

Do not centrifuge specimen.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

Transport Requirements

Room temperature or Refrigerated at 2-8 degree Celcius

Specimen Stability

3 days at Room Temperature or Refrigerated at 2-8 degrees Celcius 

Rejection Criteria

Clotted sample or sample too old

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

NA 

Test Includes

Malaria Antigen result for Plasmodium Falciparum and Plasmodium Vivax or Ovale, or Malariae 

Methodology

Immunochromatographic membrane kit assay with monoclonal antibodies to detect a patient's malaria antigen 

Testing Frequency

630a-630pm every day 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018

Supplemental

If all results are negative, confirmatory test for Malaria is sent to Lab Corp (SIM 20380).

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