In 2017 our laboratory noticed an increase in requests for malaria testing. We concluded, that the amount of cases with suspicion of malaria has risen and therefore necessitates relevant laboratory diagnostics. We always strive to carry out malaria diagnostic requests as quick and best as possible to avoid any delay in determining diagnosis. To achieve this, we rely on your support.

On suspicion of malaria could you please take an additional EDTA-monovette (for rapid analysis, “thick drop” and blood smear) on top of the tubes for the “normal” parameters (i.e. blood count). May we ask that this additional monovette is put in the green single-use polybag with the remark “malaria” and the respective request form. By doing this, the malaria request will be spotted immediately on material arrival and evaluation started without any delay. Already prepared green polybags can be requested at our shipping department, contact details as below.

As the diagnosis malaria is potentially life-threatening may we ask that a telephone number is given, so that positive findings can be communicated with you at once.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.


Dr. med. Patricia Wehmeier Phone: +49 5222 8076-324
Nadine Weise Phone: +49 5222 8076-312
Andreas Groß Phone: +49 5222 8076-317

Shipping department Phone: +49 5222 8076-444