Indication - Malaria
Semi-quantitative fluorescent spot test
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Screening, Determination of Physiological Status
To screen newborns for G6PD deficiency; To determine G6PD activity (normal, intermediate, deficient) for a decision to administer oxidant drugs, e.g. 8-aminoquinoline drugs for radical cure of P. vivax malaria.
Venous whole blood
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.