Imperial Collage Healthcare

Acanthamoeba culture


Sample Required
Corneal scrape


Sample Container
Culture medium obtained from laboratory by prearrangement with microbiology


Transport/Storage
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


Notes

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

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