Malaria Antigen Detection Test (Rapid)


Includes: 1 test

Malaria Antigen Detection, Quick Precise Reports, Reporting as per NABL ISO guidelines, Free Home Sample Collection, Free Doctor's Consultation

Also known as :

Malaria RDTs, Malaria Antigen Rapid Test, Malarial Antigen, Vivax & Falciparum

Fasting Information

Fasting No fasting Required

Reports Information

Get Reports in Within 12 Hrs

Home Collection Information

Home Collection Available

Age Group Information.

Age Group 5-99 years

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We are NABL compliant with a motto for “exceptional customer service”

Test Criteria

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Who all are eligible for this test?

• It is a rapid diagnostic test that allows quick detection of malaria antigen. Visual reading is available within 15-20 minutes and requires only a drop of blood for the test. This test is simple and easy to perform and gives an accurate diagnosis in a very short time.• An individual with a high fever with shaking chills, sweating, weakness, fatigue, headache, body aches, and malaise.• An individual who has travelled to the malaria-infected place

Why take this test?

• Accurate identification of the parasite is essential to managing and eliminating it completely.• The rapid test quickly identifies the infected and non-infected patients, so the correct treatment can be given to both types.

What are the benefits of this test?

• The test is very useful in cases of life-threatening emergencies in places where malaria morbidity is high due to its quick result and high accuracy.

Test Parameters

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Malaria Antigen, Rapid Card (1)


Q. How can I book my test?

A. If you are planning to book diagnostic tests with Redcliffe Labs, then it is quite a simple and smooth process. All you have to do is just call us and our well trained and patient-friendly representatives will book an appointment for you. Also, you can book the test online by visiting our website and as soon as we get your query within no time we will make sure to book the appointment for you.

Q. In how much time will I get my test report?

A. Redcliffe Labs knows how important the timing is when it comes to health checkups. We make sure that reports are sent to you as soon as possible so that you can begin with the right treatment and medications on time. You will get your reports within 24 hours.

Q. Where can I see or get my test results?

A. You can receive your test results at your given email address or on your phone number and also on WhatsApp. Redcliffe Labs makes sure to send precise and timely reports following the highest standards to maintain quality.

Q. Is home sample collection available for Malaria Antigen Detection Test (Rapid)?

A. Yes, home sample collection is available for the diagnostic tests as per your needs. Once the test is booked as per your diagnostic requirements, our expert phlebotomist will reach your given address to collect the sample.
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Malaria Antigen Test

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are kits used for the diagnosis of malaria. The test is based on the principle of antigen-antibody precipitation, wherein malaria is diagnosed on the basis of the presence of the malarial parasites in the human blood sample. The test is a very simple one, that can be easily carried out in remote areas, as well without the need for any specialized infrastructure or apparatus. The malarial parasite present in the human blood sample acts as an antigen for the test. Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. The antibodies and antigens that are currently used for the detection of malarial parasites are tabulated below:

Antibody present in the kit

Antigen Detected

Malarial Species Recognized in the sample

Anti Pv-pLDH


P. vivax

Anti Pvom-LDH


P. vivax, P.ovale and P. malariae



All Plasmodium species

Anti pan pLDH


All Plasmodium species

Anti Pf-pLDH


P. falciparum

Anti HRP2


P. falciparum

Why is a malaria antigen detection test conducted?

A malarial antigen detection test is conducted to diagnose if a particular individual has malaria infection or not. It is easy to cure malaria if it is diagnosed at an early stage. The test is quite simple and does not require any special infrastructure or tools. Thus, it is very easy to diagnose individuals with malaria even in rural areas where laboratory and diagnostic facilities are not very well established.

What are the symptoms that require you to take a malaria antigen detection test ?

The early symptoms of malaria that will require you to get an antigen detection test done are:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Body aches

If malaria is not detected at an early stage, you may experience other symptoms at a later stage of infection that will indicate a malaria test to be done.

  • High fever
  • Blood in stools
  • Shivering and chills
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Convulsions
  • Mental confusion
  • Seizures 

How is the Malaria Antigen Detection test done?

To carry out a malaria antigen detection test, the blood is drawn from the patient, usually from the tip of a finger. An antigen detection test is done on a nitrocellulose strip that contains some dye-labeled antibodies. Each antibody is specific for a certain antigen and can recognize the specific species of malaria causing parasite. Therefore, specific nitrocellulose strips are used for specific Plasmodium species. The blood drawn from the patient is mixed with a lysing agent to rupture the red blood cells and release the parasite protein into the fluid. A specific antibody labeled dye is bound to the strip in the test line. The control line is bounded with the antibody specific for the labeled antibody or antigen. The blood and buffer mix with each other. If the blood sample contains parasite protein, it will form an antigen-antibody complex that gets accumulated on the test line. 

How can I interpret the results of my Malaria Antigen Detection test?

The nitrocellulose strip contains a window wherein you will be able to interpret the results of your diagnostic test. Generally, there are three sections in the nitrocellulose strip where you can see a red line, these sections are termed as C (control), T1 (test 1), and T2 (test 2). You will be considered as positive for malaria if:

  • A clear or faint line appears on C and T1
  • If the line appears on C and T2
  • If the line appears on T1, T2, and C.

If you get a line at C but no line appears on either T1 or T2, then, in that case, you are not affected by the malaria parasite. Also, if the line appears on either T1 or T2 or both but no line appears on C, then the test is known to be invalid. In such cases, you should repeat the test on a new nitrocellulose strip.

What is the cost of a Malaria Antigen Detection test ?

The malaria antigen detection test is simple and quite affordable. The price of the malaria antigen detection test at Redcliffe Labs is approximately Rs 650/- which under special discounts is currently available at Rs 580/- only.

How can I book a malaria antigen detection test?

Our patients can easily book a malaria antigen detection test at Redcliffe Labs through a simple and hassle-free process. There are two ways by which you can book your test, that is, either call at our center and get your test booked by our well-trained staff representatives or book a test yourself through our official website.

Benefits of Getting a test from Redcliffe Labs

The Redcliffe labs follow all the protocols of good laboratory practices and conduct tests under sterilized and optimum conditions to give results that are accurate and reliable. Some of the major benefits of getting your test done from us are:

  1. Book a test in 1 minute: Booking a test at Redcliffe Labs is very easy and can be done in just a minute.
  2. Scheduling a test at Redcliffe Labs is simple: You can schedule a test at Redcliffe labs in a straightforward and easy way through our online services from the comfort of your home.
  3. Free home sample collection: There is a facility of free and risk-free collection of samples from your home provided by Redcliffe Labs.
  4. Phlebotomists are fully vaccinated: All Phlebotomists and employees working in Redcliffe Labs have got their COVID-19 vaccines.
  5. Phlebotomists follow safety regulations: All Phlebotomists and employees working in Redcliffe Labs follow the safety standards set for COVID-19.
  6. Timely Reports: Since the tests are often urgent, we pledge to deliver reports in time, that is, within 24 hrs. of conduction of tests.
  7. Reporting as per ISO and NABL standards: The test reports prepared by Redcliffe labs are in accordance with the ISO and NABL standards.
  8. Receive reports through email and WhatsApp Numbers: The report collection process at Redcliffe labs is also easy as we provide e-reports on email and WhatsApp.
  9. Accurate Reports: The tests at Redcliffe labs are conducted using the latest and most reliable technologies to ensure that the test reports are accurate and reliable.
  10. Free Doctor Consultation: Redcliffe Labs also provides free doctor consultations that can help you in analyzing the results of your test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if malaria test is negative?
If the malaria test is negative, you need to take two more tests for further confirmation of the malaria parasite after 2 or 3 days.
    What does +++ mean in malaria test result?
    It estimates malaria parasite density in a thin smear of blood.
      Can CBC detect malaria?
      No, along with CBC, other malaria specific tests are needed to detect the parasite.
        When is it preferred to go for a malaria antigen detection test?
        NThe malaria blood test is a rapid diagnostic test that should be used as a first test to diagnose malaria if you doubt that you have the symptoms of the disease. Although if you are tested positive for malaria, a blood smear test is always recommended.
          Are there any risks associated with a malaria antigen detection test?
          No, there are no such risks associated with a malaria test. You may experience slight pain or bruise on the spot from where the blood was drawn for the test.
            Can malaria cause any other complications if not treated?
            Malaria can be treated easily if it is diagnosed at an early stage. However, if it is left untreated it can lead to certain life-threatening complications like liver failure, kidney failure, and internal bleeding.
              Is there any confirmation required if my malaria test comes out to be negative?
              Yes, if your malaria test comes out to be negative for the first time, you are advised to take two or more tests after 2 to 3 days to confirm your exposure to the parasite.
                What is the major difference between a blood smear test and a malaria antigen detection test?
                Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and blood smear tests are both used for detecting the presence of malaria parasite protein in the blood sample. The antigen detection test is rapid and is done to get the immediate results and an idea of the exposure, whereas a blood smear test is a confirmatory test performed if the antigen detection test comes out to be positive.
                  What is the best test for malaria?
                  PCR is the best test to confirm malaria parasites in the blood.
                    MRP 650/-580/-