|ID:526 ||Acanthamoeba investigation from keratitic eye lesions||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Acanthamoeba keratitis is an infection of the cornea. Acanthamoeba are common in nature and are usually found in bodies of water (lakes,rivers) as well as domestic tap water, swimming pools, soil and air.
Samples are referred from Microbiology for Molecular Detection by PCR to Micropathology Ltd.
Turnaround time is 7 days.|
|Indication|| This test is indicated to rule out Acanthamoeba keratitis in contact lens wearers or in cases of keratitis that is unresponsive to therapy. Note that the initial cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis were not related to contact lenses.|
|Additional Info||Request test via Order Comms.
Adult Services J-O - Ophthalmology - Acanthamoeba
Ensure sample is labelled.
Please do not freeze, though, specimens may be refrigerated overnight.|
|Interpretation|| A positive result will be issued as Acanthamoeba DNA detected. A negative result will be issued as Acanthamoeba DNA not detected|
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|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||7 days|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Acute TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|
|Turnround Comment||Negative results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.|
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Last edited on 12/05/2018 11:44:45. Published By K Roberts on 12/05/2017 11:44:45.