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Contact lens culture


Contact lens culture
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Turnaround Time:

5 working days


Contact lens for MC&S

Vessels and Containers:

Contact lens including fluid in container

Sample Requirements:

If acanthamoeba is suspected, indicate this on the request form as this is sent to a reference laboratory.

How result is reported:

Result available within 5 working days.

Reference laboratory result available in 10 working days if acanthamoeba requested

Important Information:

Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.