Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Acanthamoeba Culture

Test Name: Acanthamoeba Culture
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: CSF
Corneal scrapings
Contact lens cases and fluid
Collection Information: Collect samples aseptically and place in sterile containers.

Minute samples such as corneal scrapings should be transported in saline.

Samples must be collected Monday-Friday for referral out.

Please review the Public Health Ontario Laboratory Services Test Information
Index: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/acanthamoeba
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2006-07-01
Revised Date: 2021-05-31
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Culture on nutrient medium and PCR
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature and sent to Microbiology Lab.

The specimen must be received at Microbiology within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
ACANC
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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