At Malarex we are passionate about helping people to protect themselves from malaria, particularly from the escalated risk of death that results when malaria is not quickly diagnosed.
Our interest and expertise in malaria comes from many years working overseas in the medical industry in malaria endemic countries, especially in Africa.
Our testing kits make a powerful addition to the insect repellent sprays, the anti-malarial medications and the other steps that travellers should take when they travel to a malaria endemic location. Prevention of malaria using bite prevention efforts and antimalarials are essential but they are never 100% effective.
Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests give people the power to test themselves for malaria at the very first sign of flu-like symptoms, which is the key to avoiding the complications caused by late diagnosis or (even worse) non-diagnosis. Each diagnostic test takes only 10 minutes to obtain a clear result.
Despite little or no awareness in non-malaria-endemic countries, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are one of the most commonly used clinical diagnostic tools worldwide, with over 312 million used in 2016 (WHO figures). Malaria RDTs help to save millions of lives each year in some of the world’s poorest countries especially in the vast areas where clinical care is either unavailable or heavily under-resourced.
Malaria Rapid Diagnostic tests are classified as In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices (shortened to IVD).The term “In-Vitro” is Latin for “in a glass”. So an In-Vitro diagnostic test refers to a non-invasive diagnostic test that takes place outside the body.
Malarex Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits are assembled in the UK and are fully CE compliant.
Please note that our kits contain no medicines – they are designed perform a vital diagnostic function only.
All malaria related medicines, including preventative antimalarials (chemoprophylaxis) and the curative medicines for people who have caught malaria are prescription only. All travellers should consult a physician or a specialist travel medicine clinician before travelling to any malaria endemic area to ensure they are prescribed with a suitable course of antimalarial medicines. See page 12 of the Malaria Guide for further information on chemoprophylaxis options.
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