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Parasitological blood investigations

For malaria diagnostic please send in 2 thin blood smear slides and 2 thick smear slides (in an unbreakable plastic case for slides), both air dried and unstained. Thick smears are made as follows: place a small drop of blood (approx. 10 µl) in the middle of a glass slide, and stir with the corner of another glass slide in order to spread the drop evenly to the size of a coin (1-1.5 cm approx.). Air dry in a horizontal position.