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Acanthamoeba Culture

Test Name: Acanthamoeba Culture
Alternate Description:
LIS Code: ACAD
Lab Section:

Virology

Fluid Type:

Eye swab or eye wash or contact lens

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Non nutrient agar

Additional Test Information:

Obtain agar plates from virology lab

Specimen Stability:

72 hours if refrigerated

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Test Results:

Pos/Neg

Availability:

07:00-15:00 hours 7 days a week

Stat Availability:

No

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

2 weeks

Critical Value:

All positives phoned to floor or physician

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Keep refrigerated until courier pickup