Indication - Malaria
Antibodies to Plasmodium spp.
First added in 2020
To screen blood donations for one or more human malaria species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale) in non-endemic areas
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.