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Epic Code LAB1230019 Acanthamoeba/Naegleria species, Corneal Scraping

Test Name Alias

ACANT

Ordering Instructions

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).

Collection Instructions

Specimen source is required.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

Specimen Type: Central nervous system tissue
Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 mL of saline or minimal essential medium
Specimen Volume: Entire collection
Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

Specimen Type: Contact lens, corneal scraping, corneal tissue
Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 mL of saline or minimal essential medium
Specimen Volume: Entire collection
Additional Information: The preferred specimen for Acanthamoeba culture from an ocular source is corneal scraping or biopsy. Swab is suboptimal and may result in a falsely negative result. Supplementary slides may be submitted in addition to the scraping or biopsy, but slides alone will not be accepted for testing.
Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Specimen Type: Contact lens solution
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid
Container/Tube: Sterile vial
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Test Frequency

Turn-around time: 7 - 10 days

Reference Range

Not available

Performing Department

REFERRAL SEND OUTS

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT

HC ACANTHAMOEBA/NAEGLERIA, CORNEAL/CSF MAYO [87798 (CPT®)]

CDM Code

80105746

Epic Test ID

1230101716

Beaker LOINC

Send Out test to Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, LOINC Unavailable

Reviewed Date

1/24/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: ACANTHAMOEBA/NAEGLERIA SPECIES, CORNEAL SCRAPING
Beaker Display Name: Acanthamoeba/Naegleria species, Corneal Scraping
BEAKER TEST NAME: ACANTHAMOEBA/NAEGLERIA, CORNEAL/CSF
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Acanthamoeba/naegleria, Corneal/CSF

Beaker Synonyms

MAYO ACANT

Beaker Collection and Specimen Handling

BEAKER COLLECTION: Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf). Specimen source is required. Submit only 1 of the following specimens: Specimen Type: Central nervous system tissue Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 mL of saline or minimal essential medium Specimen Volume: Entire collection Specimen Stability Information: Ambient Specimen Type: Contact lens, corneal scraping, corneal tissue Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 mL of saline or minimal essential medium Specimen Volume: Entire collection Additional Information: The preferred specimen for Acanthamoeba culture from an ocular source is corneal scraping or biopsy. Swab is suboptimal and may result in a falsely negative result. Supplementary slides may be submitted in addition to the scraping or biopsy, but slides alone will not be accepted for testing. Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated Specimen Type: Contact lens solution Container/Tube: Sterile container Specimen Volume: 2 mL Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated Specimen Type: Spinal fluid Container/Tube: Sterile vial Specimen Volume: 1 mL Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

MAYO ROCHESTER AMBIENT: STERILE CONTAINER A (Preferred)-Ambient