Acanthamoeba PCR

Test Information

Test Name

Acanthamoeba PCR

Preferred Specimen

See notes

Testing Location


Processing Information

Registration Code



  • Eye specimens for Acanthamoeba - Corneal Scrape; contact lens case. CFS or tissue if amoebic meningitis is suspected. Viral swab might be accepted.
  • CSF require min. 0.5mL
  • For other Amoeba please refer to Amoeba

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website