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Test Code SCEREY Culture, Ear/Eye, LAB4742

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Methods

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

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Culture
87205-Gram stain