What is the role of microhematocrit centrifugation in the workup of malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Using this method with the CBC tube is a more sensitive method of detection of malaria infection. However, microhematocrit centrifugation does not allow the identification of the species of Plasmodium. To determine species, a peripheral blood smear must be examined.


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