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Amoeba Calcofluor Stain

Mnemonic

ACANTSTAIN

Synonym

Acanthamoeba Stain

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Corneal scrapings or vitreous fluid.

Handling

Place corneal scrapings or vitreous fluid in 2 mL of Page’s amoeba saline. Slides acceptable, but not preferred.

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Specimens in media or preservatives. Dry specimens.

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Qualitative Calcofluor Stain/Microscopy

Referral Lab

ARUP (60250)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87206

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2019 10:56:43 PM


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