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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Eye swab
Sample
Swab
Sample container
Amies Charcoal Bacteriological Transport Medium
Volume required
N/A
Special requirements for specimen collection
For eye swabs on babies under 4 weeks &/or ophthalmia neonatorum (Gonorrhoea) is suspected, please DO NOT refrigerate specimen before arrival at laboratory.
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
Eye swabs on babies under 4 weeks old are investigated for Gonorrhoea and a gram stain result is provided. 
See 
http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/primary/pathology/pathology-departments/microbiology/specimen-information/ear-nose-throat-and-eye-swabs/ 
for further information.
Turn around time
3 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017