Indication - Malaria
Plasmodium spp. antigens
Assay formats
Status history
First added in 2020
Purpose type
To screen blood donations for one or more human malaria species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale) in endemic areas
Specimen types
Serum, Plasma
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
Screening donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections: recommendations (2009) http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/44202
ICD11 code: 1F45

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

General In vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and histopathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state; and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.

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.