Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 days

MiChart Code
Acanthamoeba / Naegleria Exam
Soft Order Code
MMLR

Test Updated:

Synonyms

ACAN
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

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/TaqMan DNA Probe Hybridization

Test Usage

Aid in the diagnosis of amebic keratitis in conjunction with clinical findings.

Reference Range

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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.

Collection Offsite

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.

Normal Volume
1 mL fluid or 5-10 mm tissue
Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
87798
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.