Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/TaqMan DNA Probe Hybridization
Aid in the diagnosis of amebic keratitis in conjunction with clinical findings.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
- Cornea, Acanthamoeba Exam
- Cornea, Naegleria Exam
- Eye, Acanthamoeba Exam
- Eye, Naegleria Exam
- Naegleria Exam
- Parasite Exam, Acanthamoeba
- Parasite Exam, Naegleria
- ACANTHAMOEBA EXAM
- Amebic Keratitis (AK)
- ACSRC - Specimen Source
The preferred specimen for Acanthamoeba PCR from an ocular source is corneal scraping or biopsy. Fluorescein dye may interfere with testing and should not be used prior to collection. Submit only one of the following specimens: 1) fresh ocular tissue, ocular or corneal scrapings, or contact lenses in a sterile container with 1 mL of sterile saline, minimal essential media (MEM), or viral transport media 2) contact lens solution in a sterile container, 3) formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) ocular tissue in a sterile container. Refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.