Plasmodium species


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Plasmodium species

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Standard PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

SKU: PCR-00502-K Categories: , , , ,


Plasmodium is a genus of parasites of vertebrates and insects. Species of Plasmodium are distributed globally wherever suitable hosts are found. They are the causative agent of malaria.

Insect hosts are most frequently mosquitoes. Vertebrate hosts include reptiles, birds, and mammals. Humans develop malaria when infacted.

The five species that regularly infect humans are: P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi.

P. falciparum is by far the most lethal in humans, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes