Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Culture for Acanthamoeba Order Code : ROACAN
Synonyms: Acanthamoeba culture
Specimen Type: Liquid samples (CSF or fluid); corneal scraping; tissues from brain, lung, cornea or lesion; contact lens and contact lens solution
Container Type: All liquid samples must be received in a 1 mL microtube filled to the top with sterile saline for recovery of cysts. Corneal scraping from affected area; at least 3 mm tissues from brain, lung, cornea or lesion; contact lens and contact lens solution
Required Volume: 0.3 - 0.5 mL liquid samples; at least 3 mm tissues from brain, lung, cornea or lesion
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.3 mL liquid samples; at least 3 mm tissues from brain, lung, cornea or lesion
Methodology: Culture on agar media
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 14 days
Special Handling: Transport at room temperature.
CPT Codes: 87081
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB2746
SHC EPIC Code: LABROACAN
Causes For Rejection: Excess transport time; leaking container.
Department: Microbiology