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Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).
Minimum 2 mL
Refer to Malaria High Risk Countries.
DO NOT open tube.
Exception: Malaria specimens collected/received at South Health Campus (SHC) and/or High River laboratories will have initial testing performed at these locations before transport of the specimen and slides to the DSC. Follow site specific guidelines. At SHC, deliver Malaria specimens STAT to Microbiology; after hours, deliver to SHC Hematology.
A completed Malaria History Form is required and should accompany the specimen.
Refer to CLS Form #M16002: Malaria History Form.
Physicians may consult with the Microbiologist on Call at 403-770-3757 for clinical questions.
|Additional Information||Additional blood parasites: refer to Babesia, Leishmania, Microfilaria and Trypanosomes.|
|Testing Location||CLS Microbiology|