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Lab Test Dictionary

Acanthamoeba/Naegleria Culture (23086)



Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

11-12 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-1 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

3mm biopsy or equivalent tissue from brain, lung, cornea or lesions; or Corneal scrapings from affected area; or 1 swab of conjuctiva/corneal ulcer; or Both contact lens or lens care solution from an open contianer already in use by patient is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Fro

Rejection Criteria

Source not listed; Specimens received dry; Received refrigerated or frozen; Specimens in transport media; Liver fluid; Slides; Swabs in bacterial or viral transport medium

Test Volume Required

1 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL CSF

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes