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Corneal scrape (see Acanthamoeba also)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Inoculated directly on to culture media sets provided to Eye Department by Bacteriology


Turnaround Time:

microscopy - same day, culture 2-7 days

Acanthamoeba culture or PCR - 7-10days (referred test)

Gram stain and culture for bacterial and fungal causes of corneal infection

Other Comments:

See Acanthamoeba page also