Test Directory

Contact lenses - Routine C & S

Containers - Adult

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Plain Sterile Universal Container
Additive per Container
NONE
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Contact Lens Case

Containers - Child

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Plain Sterile Universal Container
Volume Range
As adult
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Contact Lens Case

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone (Bacteriology): 0131 242 6021 OOH Bleep 2900
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone (Bacteriology): 01506 52 3075 OOH contact RIE

Transport arrangements

Transport as soon as practicable

Sample storage arrangements

Store at 4o C

Special instructions for collection

Routine culture is on request from a named Opthalmic Consultant only.

How to request

Via TRAK or by yellow request form

Availability

24 hours

Anticipated turnaround

5 days

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Telephoned by Microbiologist

General additional information

​Acanthamoeba investigation should be sent directly to the Glasgow Reference Lab and not via the laboratory at the RIE