Where in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) can I diagnose malaria? Is it possible within 24 hours?
Given that malaria is endemic in Malaysia (though not usually found in Kuala Lumpar) you should be able to get a malaria test at most clinics or hospitals. The most common test is a thick and thin blood film, read under the microscope by a qualified technician—in some places, clinics are also using rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Both of these methods are rapid to prepare and analyse—microscopy may take a couple of hours, depending on the business of the medical staff, whereas an RDT should be ready in about half an hour. In some areas, you can also buy RDTs over the counter at a pharmacy for self-testing.