Eye swabs

Isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of pathogens.
Clinical details: 
Conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratitis, orbital cellulitis, canaliculitis, hypopyon
Sample type and Volume required: 
Swab in Amies Transport medium
Canalicular pus - sterile universal container
Samples for Acanthamoeba investigations are referred to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Turnaround time: 
2 to 3 days
Storage and transport: 
Transport swabs, refrigerate if transport is delayed
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015