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Malaria reference laboratory (Malaria RL)

Malaria RL provides laboratory reference and diagnostic parasitology of malaria, and surveillance data on all imported malaria reported in the UK.


  1. Documents

The malaria reference laboratory (Malaria RL) provides an extensive service to users in the UK, including:

  • malaria diagnosis
  • epidemiological data
  • prophylaxis advice to health professionals (risk assessment queries should be sent by fax to Malaria RL)
  • technical advice on methodology and laboratory procedures


Malaria reference laboratory (Malaria RL)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street


  1. Malaria RL: reference, diagnostic and advisory services

    • 22 November 2007
    • Detailed guide
  2. Malaria reference laboratory (MRL): user handbook

    • 28 January 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Malaria report form

    • 1 January 2013
    • Form
  4. Malaria: risk assessment form

    • 25 June 2013
    • Form