Plasmodium antibodies

Which test do we use?

Indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT) (total Ig)

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Storage conditions

The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the transport should be kept as short as possible (avoid transport over weekends and holidays).

Important advice

Active infections should be diagnosed by examination of a thick film.


Two or three time per week

Reference values


How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of analyses requested. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.


IFAT P. falciparum : yes
IFAT P. vivax /ovale/malariae: no


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Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020