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Malarial antibodies

This is an important test that is used to screen for current or previous infection with malaria.

Venous blood
1 tests included
8 days turnaround

£100.00

£79.00

About Malarial antibodies

What is malaria?

Malaria is a disease caused by infection with parasites of the genus Plasmodium. The disease is most commonly contracted in areas close to the equator because the climate is conducive to its spread via mosquitos. Through rapid diagnosis and treatment, malaria can usually be cured, however, severe cases can progress rapidly, and the disease is responsible for over 400,000 deaths annually.

Symptoms of malaria include fever, vomiting, headaches and tiredness. More severe cases can lead to seizures, yellowing of the skin and coma or death.

Why take the test?

This test screens for antibodies produced by the immune system in response to infection with malaria parasites. It is used to screen for current or previous infection with malaria.

 

What's tested

Antibodies

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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