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Acanthamoeba culture

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Corneal scrape


Turnaround Time:

7-10 days

Referred test - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Culture or PCR for detection of Acanthamoeba

Other Comments:

Collection container: Sterile plain container with small amount of sterile saline

Special instruction: Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided:

Consider sending contact lens and case if appropriate

Specimen transport: Transport to laboratory immediately DO NOT REFRIGERATE