Malaria refout

Malaria PCR Referred Out

Test Name:   Malaria Referred Out
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   MALARIA PCR
Specimen Type:   

Whole Blood

Collection Container:   Lavender-5 mls
Container Information
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Collection Information:    
Test Schedule:  

Send-Out Monday thru Friday

Turnaround Time:   Routine

< 1day

Stat / Urgent


Reference Interval:    
Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :  

Toronto PHL- offers real time PCR assay on blood specimens in the following circumstances:

1. The specimen tests negative for malarial organisms by microscopy but clinical history and symptoms strongly suggest malaria infection 

2. Following the consultation with the medical microbiologist or head technologist in their parasitology lab

Storage & Transport:  

Store room temperature.

Test Referred to :    Toronto Public Health Laboratories


Updated as of August 20-2009

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