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Naegleria Culture (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

MICRO REF

CPT CODE:

87081

DAYS PERFORMED:

Monday-Friday Sendout

TURNAROUND TIME:

8-10 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Sealed sterile container; no preservative

COLLECTION:

Specimens are to be collected from a site prepared utilizing aseptic technique.  Overlying and adjacent areas must be carefully prepared to eliminate surface organisms.  Ideally, material obtained by needle aspiration through intact surface, which has been cleaned with antiseptic, is injected into a sterile container.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Cerebrospinal fluid, tissue from brain, lung, cornea or lesions; corneal scrapings, contact lens or lens care solution from an open container already used by patient.

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume, inappropriate temperature.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 mL

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen should be transported as soon as possible.  When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature.

REFERENCE RANGE:

No parasites found

METHODOLOGY:

Culture

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Commercial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Use to detect African trypanosomiasis; detect primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

LAST UPDATED:

6-3-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Parasites in Spinal Fluid; Naegleria; Acanthamoeba

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