Microfilaria Parasite Test
What is the Microfilaria Parasite Test?
The microfilaria test is used to detect and identify microfilaria in blood. Since microfilaria emerges at night, this test is carried out at a specified time of day or night.
The larvae of parasitic nematodes are referred to as microfilaria. (Larval stage 1). These larvae are released into circulation by adult parasites. As a result, any infected person will have embryonic larvae. Elephantiasis, loa filariasis, and river blindness are all illnesses caused by these parasites.
Blood is taken from suspected patients through the earlobe, venous blood, or finger prick. There are numerous methods for detecting the presence of these parasites in the body. These tests include a thin blood smear, a thick blood smear, quantitative blood count, and membrane filtration.