- Haematology Profile. A blood test that measures the size and important characteristics of each circulating blood cell. This test can help detect conditions such as anaemia, infection, inflammation or leukaemia.
- Biochemistry Profile. A series of blood tests that evaluate the functional capacity of several critical organs and systems, such as the liver and kidneys
- Filaria Antibodies. Filaria is caused by a parasitic roundworm called Wuchereria bancrofti. The test measures the level of antibodies against these parasites to determine if an infection has occurred.
- Schistosoma Antigen. They are parasitic flatworms responsible for a highly significant group of infections in humans termed schistosomiasis.
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. (ESR) is a type of blood test that measures how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a test tube. Normally, red blood cells settle relatively slowly. A faster-than-normal rate may indicate inflammation in the body.
Advanced testing also includes checks for Hepatitis A, B and C, HIV Antibodies and Malarial Parasites
Malarial blood tests
Malaria is caused by a type of parasite known as Plasmodium. There are many different types of Plasmodia parasites, but only five cause malaria in humans.
The Plasmodium parasite is mainly spread by female Anopheles mosquitoes, which mainly bite at dusk and at night. When an infected mosquito bites a person, it passes the parasites into the bloodstream.
Testing options include screening for both malarial antibodies and parasites.