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How long does it take for malaria blood tests to come back?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Minutes to days

Examination of blood smear for malarial parasites takes considerable skill, however, depending on the severity of parasite levels, a skilled person may diagnose it in a matter of minute.
If more involved testing is needed, it may take a 2-3 days or even longer.

In brief: Minutes to days

Examination of blood smear for malarial parasites takes considerable skill, however, depending on the severity of parasite levels, a skilled person may diagnose it in a matter of minute.
If more involved testing is needed, it may take a 2-3 days or even longer.
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