Lab Test : Viral Culture - Eye

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Alternate:Viral Eye Culture; Eye Culture Viral
Includes:Viral culture and identification
Phone:(937) 641-3907
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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