|Alternate:||Viral Eye Culture; Eye Culture Viral|
|Includes:||Viral culture and identification|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.|
|Turnaround:||Negatives held for 14 days, positives as identified|
|Volume:||Sterile swab of eye (please no swabs with woodens shafts) placed in Viral/Chlamydia transport media|
|Container:||Viral/Chlamydia transport media|
|Temperature:||Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport delayed more than 1 hour|
|Rejection:||Specimen not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia media|
|Normal:||No virus isolated|
|Uses:||Aids in the diagnosis of viral infection of the eye.
Detectable Viruses – Adenovirus, CMV, HSV, VZV
|Limitations:||Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out viral infection.
Suspected Adenovirus, CMV, HSV, and VZV in Eye should include an order for detection by PCR.
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