A positive result does not diagnose acute malaria but can provide evidence of past exposure to any of the following species: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, or P. ovale. A diagnosis of acute malaria may be determined by ordering Parasites Smear (Giemsa Stain), Blood (ARUP test code 0049025).
Compliance Statement D
: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.