ACANTHAMOEBA AND NAEGLERIA CULTURE
Specimen Collection Requirements
Corneal scrapings, vitreous fluid, or tissue
Place corneal scrapings or vitreous fluid in 2.0 mL of Page's amoeba saline.
Specimens in media or preservatives.
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
This culture will detect free-living amoeba such as Acanthamoeba species and Naegleria fowleri, but will NOT detect Balamuthia mandrillaris.
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