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Acanthamoeba (parasite) culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB2372

 

Methodology: 

Culture/ Microscopic Exam

Schedule: 

Monday-Friday

Reported: 

7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 ml Sample in Page's saline
Sterile Container also acceptable.
Eye specimen: corneal scrapings, tissue, vitreous fluid in Page's saline
Transport
: Specimen should arrive within 24 hours of collection.
Handling: Page's saline is available from the Microbiology Laboratory.
Unacceptable conditions: Frozen, refrigerated, formalin fixed, or preserved specimens

 

Notes: 

Notify laboratory 24 hours in advance of sending specimen.

Reference Interval: 

No growth

CPT Code(s): 

87081

Last Changed: 

12/09/2016 15:09:54

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 11:46:10 AM