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Malarial Antigen, Vivax & Falciparum

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EDTA WB, Malaria is a blood infection caused by Plasmodium parasites that spreads via mosquito bites. This is a rapid diagnostic test to detect the presence of malarial antigens in the blood. Medicas offers an affordable Malarial Antigen test with a free home collection., Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

A blood sample is required for this test. Typically, a small amount of blood is drawn from a vein in your arm using a needle.

test timeTest Time:

The results of the malarial antigen test for Vivax and Falciparum are usually available within a few hours to a day, depending on the laboratory’s processing time.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The test does not provide a normal range in the same way that some other blood tests do. Instead, it detects the presence or absence of specific malarial antigens in the blood.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The malarial antigen test for Vivax and Falciparum is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of specific antigens associated with the malaria parasites Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. It helps diagnose malaria, a potentially serious tropical disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

test procedureTest Procedure:

A healthcare provider or lab technician will clean the injection site on your arm. A needle will be inserted into a vein, and a small amount of blood will be drawn. The blood sample will be analyzed at a laboratory. In the lab, the sample will be tested for the presence of specific malarial antigens.

who should take this testWhen to Take the Test:

This test is taken when an individual presents with symptoms of malaria, such as fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms, especially after traveling to or residing in areas where malaria is endemic.

when to take the testWho Should Take This Test:

Anyone with symptoms consistent with malaria, or individuals at risk of malaria due to recent travel to or residence in malarial-endemic regions, should consider taking this test. It is also utilized for malaria surveillance and monitoring in impacted areas.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy, etc.):

Pregnant individuals or those with specific medical conditions should inform their healthcare provider before taking the test. Pregnant individuals might require special precautions or alternative testing methods.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What are the common symptoms of malaria?

A: Fever, chills, sweating, headache, muscle aches, and weariness are all common symptoms. It can cause organ damage and even death in severe circumstances.

Q2: How is malaria treated if the test is positive?

A: Treatment typically involves antimalarial medications prescribed by a healthcare provider. The drug used and the length of treatment are determined by the type and severity of the infection.

Q3: Can malaria be prevented?

A: Yes, malaria can be prevented through various measures, including taking antimalarial drugs before traveling to endemic areas, using mosquito nets, and using insect repellent.

Q4: Is the malarial antigen test accurate?

A: The test is generally accurate but may have false-negative results if performed too early in the course of the infection. It is important to follow up with repeat testing if symptoms persist.

Q5: Are there different types of malaria, and does this test distinguish between them?

A: Yes, there are several species of malaria parasites. This test specifically detects Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum, two of the most common species responsible for malaria in humans. Additional tests may be needed to identify other species.

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