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Acanthamoeba culture

Sample Required
Corneal scrape

Sample Container
Culture medium obtained from laboratory by prearrangement with microbiology

Transport pre-inoculated culture medium in a sealed-plastic bag, and the slide prepared by the clinician in a plastic slide container

Turnaround Time
3 days


Positive cultures are sent to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for confirmation.

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