What is the Smear for Malarial Parasite test?
This test can be done to identify the presence of malarial parasites in the blood. Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite of the species Plasmodium. It is transmitted through the infected bite of a mosquito. The species that cause malaria in humans include P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. falciparum.
When is the Smear for Malarial Parasite test recommended?
It is recommended:
If you have any signs or symptoms suggestive of malaria-like fever with shaking chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse sweating, headache
As a part of the fever panel
What does it measure?
The Smear for Malarial Parasite test:
Is done to find the presence of the malarial parasite in the blood. It is also used to check the progress of treatment for malaria.
Malarial parasites can be identified by examining a blood smear slide under the microscope. A drop of blood is spread on a slide, which is called a smear. This is then stained with a Giemsa stain, which helps by giving the malaria parasite a distinctive appearance.
Thin smears help in evaluating the presence of schizonts (a stage of the malarial parasite with the presence of many small nuclei), gametocytes (a stage of the malarial parasite where this can produce more gametes), and pigmentation due to the malarial parasite in the blood.
The diagnosis is made by spotting the parasite of malaria or its antigens or its products in the smear. Thick smears help to detect the presence of parasites, while thin smears help to detect the type of parasite.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Smear for Malarial Parasite test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Smear for Malarial Parasite test in Bangalore is Rs.350.
How often should I get tested for the Smear for Malarial Parasite test?
The Smear for Malarial Parasite test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Smear for Malarial Parasite test?
Present / Absent
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Smear for Malarial Parasite test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Smear for Malarial Parasite test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Smear for Malarial Parasite test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Smear for Malarial Parasite test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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