CSF, Fresh Water Amoeba Exam
Fresh Water Amoeba Culture
Balamuthia mandrillaris PCR
Naegleria fowleri PCR
Acanthamoeba species PCR
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Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/TaqMan DNA Probe Hybridization
Aids in the diagnosis of primary amebic meningoencephalitis and granulomatous
amebic encephalitis in spinal fluid and tissue in conjunction with clinical findings.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Submit only one of the following specimens: 1) CSF in a sterile container (vial #2), 2) brain, skin, or lung tissue in a sterile container with 1 mL of sterile saline or minimal essential media (MEM), 3) formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) brain, skin, or lung tissue in a sterile container. Refrigerate.