Find out more about a day in the life of Kelvin Adu-Darko, an Advanced Biomedical Support Worker in Point of Care Testing (POCT), based at Croydon Hospital.
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Malaria requests must be accompanied with details of area travelled and prophylaxis taken. If you are a GP ordering a test for malaria the patient must be bled at a hospital site to ensure prompt delivery to the laboratory - samples more than 6 hours old on arrival cannot be tested.
Use multidisciplinary request form.
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