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  Acanthamoeba Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Acanthamoeba

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container
  or: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
  or:Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL of fluid or small amount of tissue
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL
Method of collection: Fluid or scraping from cornea/CSF/Scraping from skin
Transportation: Deliver to lab within 1 hour.
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 weeks
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXACA
Secondary code: 4717
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A