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Malaria home test kit

Our malaria home test kit is used for the rapid initial detection and/or confirmation of malaria infection in the blood and test Plasmodium falciparum (Pf), vivax (Pv), ovale (Po) and malariae (Pm) antigen. We provide an easy and efficient way to check for malaria infection - a possible deadly health problem.

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This malaria test has been listed by the World Health Organization [WHO] as an acceptable rapid screening test for the detection of Malaria, and also carry the European Union Compliancy - yet since the test has not been evaluated by the USA FDA - it is not for sale in the USA
22 July 2010  

Accuracy and dependable of results malaria test kit

  • These test kits are accurate when used properly and as directed, and the relatively low cost makes it available to most people.
  • The greatest error made by people using home testing kits, is that they do not follow the directions.
  • When using a malaria home test kit ensure that you read the instructions carefully, and stick to such instructions.
  • Since no test is infallible it is best to confirm test results by using a licensed medical testing facility.

Benefits of home malaria test kit malaria home test kit

  • immediate results
  • availability
  • privacy
  • price

Symptoms of malaria infection malaria home test kit

Some of the symptoms will include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • sweating
  • tiredness
  • muscle pains
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • slight jaundice
  • cough
  • other flu-like symptoms

Time period to develop symptoms of malaria infection malaria home test kit

Symptoms may first appear as early as 7 to 12 days or as late as 4 to 6 months after visiting an infected area.

Specifications of home test malaria home test kit

Our malaria test kit is an immunochromatographic assay for the initial detection and/or confirmation of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf), vivax (Pv), ovale (Po) and malariae (Pm) antigen.

Infection usually occurs from 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Contents of the malaria test kit malaria home test kit

  • Individually foil sealed device (cassette)
  • Diluent (clearing fluid) in a plastic vial format
  • Plastic blood collection pipette
  • Alcohol swab
  • Medlance for finger prick
  • Instruction sheet.

Storage malaria home test kit

  • Stored at room temperature the test kit components are stable until expiry date printed on labels.
  • The test kit should be kept from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Do not freeze the test kit.

Warning malaria home test kit

Read the instructions before starting the procedure.

  • Do not use beyond the expiration date, printed on the pouch.
  • Do not open the foil until you are ready to use it.
  • If you used the test kit and even it the results showed negative, and you have any symptoms of infection, immediately contact your health practitioner.
  • Please note that symptoms may vary - so please check with your health practitioner if in doubt.

Testing procedure malaria home test kit

  • Remove the cassette from it’s pouch, and place it on a flat surface.
  • Cleanse the end of a finger with a sterile swab and dry it with a clean tissue.
  • With a finger-pricking device carefully prick the end of a finger (at the side) squeezing gently to increase blood flow.
  • Apply end of the capillary tube to the blood flow to draw blood into the tube. The blood will automatically flow into the glass capillary tube. Ensure that the glass capillary tube is filled.
  • By holding the capillary tube in a vertical position immediately apply the blood from the capillary tube into the center of the cassette sample well by pressing the end of the tube onto the absorbent paper in the well.
  • Allow up to 30 seconds for the specimen to be absorbed before adding the reagent.
  • Add 5 drops (about 8 µl) of the reagent into the sample well.
  • Results are read in 5 – 10 minutes for strong positives.
  • Wait up to 15 minutes for weaker positives and to make sure negatives are confirmed.
  • Do not read results after 15 minutes.
  • If the membrane does not clear sufficiently after 2 minutes, one more drop of reagent may be added to the (sample) well of the cassette.

Applying blood and diluent

Interpretation of results malaria home test kit

Negative

The test is negative if only the Control (C) line appears.

Invalid

The test is invalid if the "control" line (marked "C") does not appear.

It would still be invalid even if a a test line (marked "T") appears and the test should be repeated using a new cassette.

Positive

The test is positive when 2 or 3 lines appear in the test window.

Ref (a)

Control line (C) and the upper Test line (T) appears

P.f. positive

Ref (b)

Control line (C) and 2 test lines (T) appear

P.f. infection and an infection of either P.v., P.m. or P.o.

Ref (c)

Control line (C) and the lower test line (T) appears

P.v., P.m. or a P.o. infection

Buying from us malaria home test kit

US $ 35.00 for 2 individual tests - to allow for a second control test (not for sale in the USA)

The above price includes postage to ANY country in the world (there are no extra hidden costs) – and if your local currency is not US Dollars you can use our currency calculator to see your estimated local price.

malaria home test kit

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Urine testing
:: Kidneys and their functions
:: Kidney function regulating body fluids
:: Bilirubin in urine
:: Blood in urine
:: Glucose in urine
:: Ketones in urine
:: Leukocytes in urine
:: Nitrite in urine
:: ph of urine
:: Protein in urine
:: Specific gravity of urine
:: Urobilinogen in urine
:: Parameters of urine test strips (dip sticks)

Drugs
:: Drug detection periods
:: Most common drugs
:: Drug slang words
:: How do drugs work
   ::: Amphetamines - speed, uppers
   ::: Cocaine - crack, nose candy
   ::: Methamphetamine - ecstasy, e, ice
   ::: Opiates - morphine, opium, heroin
   ::: Phencyclidine hydrochloride - pcp, angel dust
   ::: THC - cannabis, marijuana

Breast cancer
:: Description and function of the breasts
:: Diseases of the breast
:: Benign breast conditions
:: Malignant breast conditions
   ::: Types of breast cancer
   ::: Symptoms of breast cancer
:: Causes of breast cancer
:: Diagnosing breast cancer
:: Treatment of breast cancer
:: Living with breast cancer

Prostate health
:: Prostatism or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
:: Prostatitis
:: Prostate Cancer
   ::: Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
   ::: Cause of Prostate Cancer
   ::: Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
   ::: Treatment for Prostate Cancer
:: Living with Prostate Cancer
:: Depression
:: Erectile Dysfunction
:: Incontinence
Malaria
:: General information on malaria
:: Types of malaria
:: People at high risk of malaria infection
:: Lifecycle of the plasmodium parasite
:: Preventing malaria
   ::: Protective clothing
   ::: Insect repellent
   ::: Bed / sleeping mosquito nets
   ::: Room management
:: Diagnosing malaria
:: Symptoms of malaria infection
:: Anti-malarial drugs
   ::: Doxycycline
   ::: Mefloquine (Larium™)
   ::: Atovaquone and proguanil combination (Malarone™)
:: Testing for malaria
   ::: Home testing
   ::: Laboratory testing
   ::: Other tests that could be done
:: Consequences and outcome of malaria infection
:: Malaria in Southern and South Africa

HIV / Aids
:: General information
:: Symptoms
:: Facts and frequently asked questions
:: Spreading the virus
   ::: Kissing
   ::: Oral Sex
   ::: Vaginal Sex
   ::: Anal Sex
   ::: Condoms
   ::: Female condoms
   ::: Drug Use
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:: Health care workers and you
:: "Rapid" home Aids Tests
:: Approved drugs and treatments
:: Schematic drawing of life cycle

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