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Malaria screen
Lab code: RMALA
 
Test Synonyms:
Malaria screen
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
10 ml Lavender
Result Time:
Prelim: 1 hour   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
Negative  
Important Information:
The BinaxNOW Malaria rapid antigen test is the first-step screening test for malaria. This test should be ordered on symptomatic patients with epidemiologic risk factors for malarial infection (e.g. travel history to malaria-endemic regions). Positive results are called to the responsible care provider.