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Malaria Antibodies

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Test group malaria
Performed by Parasitic Disease Consultants via Quest.
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunofluorescence assay
Container type Red top (Gold top acceptable)
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Store and transport at room temperature. Order Quest # 10670X
Normal range Negative
Stability Room temperature 1 year.
Turn around times 7-14 days
Additional information Serology is useful in identifying infected blood donors or other patients who are strongly suspected of carrying malarial parasites but whose blood smears are repeatedly negative. Elevated titers persist for years after treatment without subsequent reexposure and can only indicate infection at some time in the past. Titers should not be the sole basis for initiating treatment.
CPT coding 86750-90 x4
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:09:38 PM
Entry Number 640

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