Plasmodium species, PCR-994

Test info

  
Plasmodium species, PCR
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Malaria
Malaria PCR
  

Possible reflex test

  

Intended to be used as an aid in identifying species to human pathogenic Plasmodium spp. (ie, P. falciparum, P. knowlesi, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax).

Specimen

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
5 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

 

  
ACD whole blood
  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Yellow ACD (A or B)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days

Ambient - 14 days

Frozen - NO

  
  • Frozen blood
  • Heparin tube
  • Improper labeling
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Improper storage or transport
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (139475): R-NX
  
3 days/week
  
4 - 7 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
87798
  
Result 47085-6

Tracking

  
05/24/2019
  
12/20/2021