Amoeba Calcofluor Stain
0060250
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
ACANTSTAIN
Methodology
Qualitative Calcofluor Stain/Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Corneal scrapings or vitreous fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Place corneal scrapings or vitreous fluid in 2 ml of Page's amoeba saline (ARUP supply #31917). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in media or preservatives. Dry specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
This stain will detect free-living amoeba such as Acanthamoeba species, Naegleria fowleri and Balamuthia mandrillaris.
Note
For CSF specimens refer to Acanthamoeba and Naegleria Culture and Stains, CSF (ARUP Test code 2002584). For Entamoeba histolytica Antigen, EIA (ARUP test code 0058001).
CPT Code(s)
87206
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060250Amoeba, Calcofluor Stain
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Cross References
  • Acanthamoeba Stain
  • Amoeba calcofluor white
  • Naegleria Stain
  • Stain for Balamuthia mandrillaris