Release Date: May 2019
CC: PC, MK, PBL
Blaine A. Mathison, BS, M(ASCP)
Research Parasitologist, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the life cycle of Plasmodium species and understand the clinical relevance of different life cycle stages.
- Describe the morphologic features of the developmental stages of the four human species of Plasmodium.
- Recognize Babesia species as a morphologic differential for Plasmodium species and describe how to separate and accurately identify them.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Students
This webcast course is an update on morphologic identification of Plasmodium and Babesia. Participants will be exposed to descriptions of classic features as well as atypical forms that frequently lead to misidentifications, and learn how to avoid these pitfalls. Participants will also learn additional methodologies for diagnosing malaria and when best to apply those alternative testing options. Also, Babesia will be presented as the primary morphologic differential in diagnosing malaria.