Malaria is a kind of acute parasitic disease caused by plasmodium infection and severely impairing human health. There are four types of plasmodium including Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax). Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum). Plasmodium malariae (P. malariae) and Plasmodium ovale (P. ovale. Global infections are dominated by P. vivax and P. falciparum.
Specimen: whole blood. Sensitivity: 50 parasites/ul