Malaria

Malaria is caused by a protozoan which invades human red blood cells. Malaria is one of the world’s most prevalent diseases. According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of the disease is estimated to be 300-500 million cases and over 1 million deaths each year. Most of these victims are infants, young children. Over half of the world’s population lives in Malaria prone areas. Microscopic analysis of appropriately stained thick and thin blood smears has been the standard diagnostic technique for identifying malaria infections for more than a century. Here at DAM Health the Malaria P.f./P.v./Pan rapid test is a rapid test to qualitatively detect the presence of P. falciparum – specific HRP-II, P. vivax (P.v.) and four kinds of circulating plasmodium falciparum (P.f.), P. vivax (P.v.), P. ovale (P.o.), and P. malariae (P.m.). The test utilises colloid gold conjugate to selectively detect P.f-specific, P. vivax (P.v.) and Pan-malarial antigens (P.f., P.v., P.o. and P.m.) in whole blood with a result in 10 minutes. 

£29.99

In- Clinic Test

£79

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(25 tests per pack)

Our tests will not be accepted for travel to Hong Kong.
Our tests will not be accepted for travel to Hong Kong.

The Malaria P.f./P.v./Pan rapid test is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of P.f., P.v., P.o. and P.m. antigens in whole blood. The membrane is pre-coated with anti-HRP-II antibodies, anti-p.v. LDH and anti-pan LDH antibodies. During testing, the whole blood specimen reacts with the dye conjugate, which has been pre-coated on the test cassette. The mixture then migrates upward on the membrane by capillary action, reacts with anti-Histidine-Rich Protein II (HRP-II) antibodies on the membrane on P.f. test line region, with anti-p.v. LDH antibodies on the membrane on P.v. line region and with anti-pan LDH antibodies on the membrane on Pan line region. If the specimen contains HRP-II, p.v. LDH and/or pan LDH, coloured line (s) will appear in P.f. line region, P.v. and/or Pan line region. The absence of the coloured lines in P.f. line region, P.v. line region and/or Pan line region indicates that the specimen does not contain HRP-II, P.v. LDH and/or Plasmodium-specific LDH. To serve as a procedure control, a coloured line will always appear in the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred. 

Aftercare 

If your test is positive it is likely you have malaria. Please urgently contact your GP as you will require treatment/further blood tests. Common symptoms you maybe be experiencing are;- fever, flu-lie illness, shaking, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea. 

If your test malaria is negative. If you have symptoms such as fever, shaking/chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea you may have a different infection. Please out rule Covid-19 and flu. You can access self help with your local pharmacy, GP or 111. 

In-Clinic

Belfast Test Centre

7 Lower Crescent Belfast Co Antrim BT7 1NR

Liverpool Rodney Street

57 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AT

Bank Test Centre

32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, UK

Manchester Test Centre

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre Chester Rd M16 9EA

Wirral Test Centre

Skinplicity, 9 Church Road, Bebington, CH63 7PG​.

Manchester Test Centre

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre Chester Rd M16 9EA

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