Scraping MUST be placed directly on Non Nutrient Agar slope available from Microbiology Laboratory.
A slide should also be inoculated for microscopic examination. This is in addition to the slide inoculated for bacterial investigation.
Collection after 12 noon on Friday requires prior approval by Medical Microbiologist.
A deep collection of corneal tissue is optimal. Swabs are inadequate and collection of corneal material with swabs should be avoided.
Acceptable specimens are:
contact lenses and contents of contact lens case
contact lens solution - by request only