Diagnostic tests for Malaria

The recommended tests for confirming the presence of malaria parasites in Ghana are:

1. Microscopy (Blood film examination)

2. Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)


Alternative diagnostic tests for malaria include:

  • Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC).
  • Thin Film Acridine Orange (Kawamoto).
  • Immunological Tests other than RDTs.
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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