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Conjuncitval/eye samples

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


eye/conjunctival swab, vitreous or aqueous humor


Turnaround Time:

microscopy - same day, culture 2-7 days

Culture for bacterial causes of eye infection (fungal culture included if appropriate for clinical data/sample type provided)

Other Comments:

Collection container: Amies swab with charcoal, sterile plain container for fluids

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided.

Specimen transport: Specimens should be transported as soon as possible.