Test Overview
Test Methodology

PCR

Test Usage

The preferred specimen for Acanthamoeba PCR from an ocular source is corneal scraping or biopsy.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
ACARP
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo ACARP
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Rejection Criteria
Swabs with wooden shafts or calcium alginate tipped swabs
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL sterile saline, or VTM, paraffin block, 5-10 mm of tissue, contact lens and or case
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated
Additional Information

Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
87798
Fee Code
AA292
NY State Approved
No