Parasite Blood Test

The parasite blood test checks for parasites like malaria in the blood.

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Parasite Blood Test FAQ

What type of parasites will this Parasite Blood Test look for?

Parasites tested in the Parasite Blood Test include Babesia and Plasmodium (malaria).

Why is this Parasite Blood Test important?

A parasite infection in the blood can cause symptoms ranging from mild illness and fevers to more advanced signs of organ damage.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Parasite Blood Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on November 13, 2017

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Parasite Blood Test - More Information

The parasite blood test, also known as a malaria test and a babesia lab test, checks for parasites in the blood.

Malaria is a disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium type. Malaria exposure typically occurs after transmission by an infected Anopheles mosquito. Symptoms begin approximately one week after an exposure and include flu-like symptoms which can progress to more advanced liver and neurological issues. Because malaria can cause a wide range of symptoms, it is often underdiagnosed. While less common in the United States, malaria blood infections are more common in other parts of the world.

Babesia is another parasite tested for in this blood test. Babesia is a parasite typically transmitted through the saliva of infected ticks (e.g. deer). Babesia infects the red blood cells of humans and, often, the symptoms are mild. Sometimes, however, babesiosis can progress to more severe issues such as red blood cell destruction and liver problems.

This parasite lab test checks for malaria and babesia. This particular blood test is not recommended for the detection of microfilaria. Additionally, one negative parasite result cannot completely rule out the absence of a blood parasite and repeat testing should be considered, depending on the clinical context, in consultation with your licensed medical provider. While the parasite blood test is better for looking for blood parasites like malaria, the ova and parasite stool test is more suitable for identifying parasitic organisms in the gastrointestinal tract.

To get a parasite blood test near you, order online and get blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab selected when ordering. Once the blood parasite lab results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample parasite lab report, the lab will report negative if no parasites are found after analyzing the blood.

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