This guideline was revised following results of UKNEQAS (H) parasitology surveys. The guideline is intended for use in the United Kingdom and other non-endemic areas and describes recommended procedures for the detection, identification and where appropriate, quantification of malarial parasites.

Declaration of Interests

The BSH paid the expenses incurred during the writing of this guidance. None of the authors had conflicts of interest to declare. All authors have made a declaration of interests to the BSH and Task Force Chairs which may be viewed on request.