Section 80D of Income Tax Act allows you to avail Tax Benefits of upto INR 5000 on preventive health check-ups for self, spouse, children and upto INR 7000 for parents who are senior citizens before 31st March 2019.
Malaria detection by peripheral blood smear examination is the gold standard test. The detection threshold is about 5-10 parasites /uL. Species differentation (P.malaria,P.viva,P.ovale,P.falciparum) and various stages (gametocyte,merozoites,sporozite,schizont,trophozoite,ring form) can be identified . Quantification of parasitemia is possible, differentiation between sexual and asexual stages is possible by thick and thin smear.