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Test Code SCEREY Culture, Ear/Eye, LAB4742

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Specimens:

 

Ear

1. Submit specimen using aerobic CultureSwab, e-swab or syringe from aspirate.
2. Using a swab collect sample from infected site and place swab in transport media or send syringe from aspirate.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Eye
1. Submit specimen using aerobic CultureSwab, e-swab or tissue.
2. Using a swab collect sample from infected site and place swab in transport media or send tissue with sterile saline in sterile container.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

 

 

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Methods

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Culture
87205-Gram stain