Contact lens (Bacteriology)
Collection container (including preservatives):
Contact lens case or Sterile container with saline
Specimen type: Contacts lens
Specimen transport: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Minimum volume of sample: Not applicable
Turnaround time: 24 - 72 hrs for
Acanthameoba investigations - 7 days
Fungal culture - 5 days
Factors known to significantly affect the
results: The sample should be sent to the laboratory