The examination can detect the presence in the blood of malaria parasite: Plasmodium.
The realization of a thick film can concentrate the maximum noise in the minimum surface and therefore easier to detect.
Levy vaccinostyle a large drop of blood from the fingertip.
Placed on a slide, gout is fragmented by stirring with vaccinostyle for a minute.
To expedite the review, you can practice a cytocentrifugation after hemolysis: the result is available within 1 h.
Red cells have disappeared, parasites appear more easily.
If the thick smear examination is best known for the emergency diagnosis of malaria, the thin film gives better results, faster pus:
– And it determines the type of Plasmodium: falciparum, malariae, ovale and vivax;
– We can calculate parasitaemia: more than 3%, it is considered dangerous (this is the number of parasites per 100 leukocytes).
The thick film also diagnose filariasis in blood wired microphone.
If in doubt about a malaria attack with smear-negative, it is necessary to do it again, to start treatment without, however, wait for results.
B100 with thin smear.
In case of thin film application, it should be noted at the laboratory taking any antimalarial that may affect the parasitic forms.