Plasmodium, a unicellular eukaryote, is the pathogen that causes malaria. It is a unicellular parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium in the family Plasmodiidae. There are five common plasmodia: Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium knowlesi, and Plasmodium ovale. Among them, Plasmodium knowlesi has been identified in recent years and is recognized as the fifth plasmodium that infects humans.
The Bioperfectus Technologies Plasmodium Real Time PCR Kit is an in vitro diagnostic test, based on real-time PCR technology, for the detection of Plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium knowlesi, and Plasmodium ovale) DNA. Samples can be obtained from whole blood.