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These are tests used to diagnose malaria. All suspected cases of malaria are confirmed using either microscopy or a rapid diagnostic test.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test. For this test, fasting for at least 8 to 12 hours is recommended.
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. These parasites are primarily spread by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitos.10,000UGX10,000UGX
Mefloquine is an antimalarial used for the treatment of mild to moderate acute malaria caused by mefloquine-susceptible strains of P. falciparum (both chloroquine-susceptible and resistant strains) or by Plasmodium vivax. Mefloquine should be used with primaquine if the malarial illness is caused by P. vivax parasites.55,000UGX55,000UGX
This test is used to look for abnormalities in blood cells and enables diagnoses of many illnesses.
No specific patient preparation protocol required. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test.
A blood film is a drop of blood spread thinly onto a glass slide that is then treated with a special stain and the blood cells on the slide are examined and evaluated.30,000UGX30,000UGX
Serum Crag is a test that detects cryptococcal antigen (abbreviated “CrAg”) in blood, an indicator of cryptococcal meningitis infection.
No specific patient preparation protocol required. Inform the doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before this test.
Cryptococcal infection usually presents as meningitis, which is a swelling of the meninges,the tissues that protect the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by C. neoformans which enters the human body via the respiratory tract. Elimination of C. neoformans is through cell mediated immunity, with the participation of neutrophils, macrophages and cytotoxic T lymphocytes. In the face of immunodeficiency(HIV infection, pregnancy etc), control of the infection fails, the fungus may then disseminate to the central nervous system or other organs. Definitive diagnosis is confirmed by the culture of specimens, often the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or blood, and sometimes in respiratory secretions The condition requires hospitalization and treatment with the intravenous (IV) antifungal medication amphotericin B.35,000UGX35,000UGX