Indication - Malaria
Plasmodium spp.
Facility level:
Assay formats
Light microscopy
Status history
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Purpose type
To diagnose infection by one or more human malaria parasite species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale) and monitoring response to treatment
Specimen types
Capillary whole blood, Venous whole blood
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
WHO guidelines for the treatment of malaria, third edition (2015) http://apps.who.int/iris/10665/162441; Basic malaria microscopy. Part I: learner’s guide (2010) http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/44208; Malaria microscopy standard operating procedures (2015) https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/274382
ICD11 code: 1F45

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

The selection of the disease specific diagnostics tests for the EDL took into account the relevant priority diseases for the WHO such as HIV infection, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HPV infection. For these diseases there are WHO guidelines and technical reports, including recommendations for the appropriate IVDs. These documents are the result of significant evidence review and formed the basis for the inclusion of these IVDs in the EDL.

Details of submission from 2020

The inclusion of this entry was based on WHO guidelines and technical reports that include recommendations for the appropriate IVDs.