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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodePARA
Method

Thick film microscopy and antigen testing with malaria requests.

****Please ensure CBCF and MAL are registered also.****

(Note: Thin films examined in Haematology)

External Price$33.99(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen5 mL EDTA
Paediatric Specimen5 mL EDTA
Sample Delivery to LabASAP to lab
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsUsually goes to Haematology first for CBC & thin film
Aliquot Transport to CHLSend thick films and blood as well if from out of Ch Ch
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 378 6308 | x86308
Test AvailabilityAntigen Test 24/7, Thick film business hours or on a case by case basis
Turnaround Time2 - 24 hrs
Reference Interval

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical:Leonie Thorpe/Rosie Greenlees

Additional Information

Malaria: Collect specimen on admission in first instance. An initial negative result does not exclude malaria, repeat samples may be required. Out of routine hours malaria antigen testing will be performed. Thick films would not normally be examined out of routine hours - if required urgently out of hours contact the Microbiologist on call.

Microfilaria: Contact the lab ( Rosie Greenlees or Microbiologist).

Please indicate travel history.

Delphic Number Test Number2678

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