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Sterility Testing - Corneal Limbus, Donor

Source Corneal Limbus, Donor
Mnemonic M STERILE
Specimen Requirements

Submit preoperative eye swabs in Amies Transport Media.


May be received pre-inoculated to a hemoglobin (chocolate) plate

Specimen Handling

Store swabs at 4°C.
Incubate hemoglobin (chocolate) plate at 35°C on receipt.

Additional Information

Indicate Lions Eye Bank number (#) on specimen and requisition.
Complete the CLS Microbiology Infection Surveillance Requisition (7828M).

Turnaround time for negative culture: 2 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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