Why to get tested?
To help diagnose malaria, to monitor for relapses, and to determine drug susceptibility of the parasitecausing the infection.
When to get tested?
When a flu-like illness with fevers, chills, sweats, headaches, aches and malaise. Some people develop gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Anemia and jaundice can occur.
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a fingerstick or heelstick (newborns)
What preparation I need before test?