Test directory: Acanthamoeba/Naegleria Culture

Ordering Code5694
Test NameAcanthamoeba/Naegleria Culture
AliasFree-Living Amoeba Culture
Preferred SpecimenCSF, Tissue (Brain, Lung, Corneal biopsy material), Contact lens, Lens solution or Corneal scrapings
Preferred ContainerSterile container
Optimum VolumeCorneal Scraping: Entire Specimen
Tissue: 1 gm
CSF: 1 mL
Contact lens case: Entire lens case
Contact lens solution: Entire bottle of lens solution
Collection InstructionsCorneal Scraping: Aseptically suspend corneal scraping in sterile saline
Tissue: Aseptically transfer tissue into sterile saline.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 7 Days
Rejection CriteriaSpecimens received dry, refrigerated or frozen; specimens in transport media; liver fluid; slides; swabs in bacterial or viral transport medium.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyCulture/Microscopic Identification
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
ResultALLSee report.