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Ear culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB942

 

Synonyms: 

Internal ear culture External ear culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 swab, Culturette Swab or Eswab; sterile container also acceptable
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures

Gram stain included on internal and external ear cultures

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Ear Culture [LRR13300]

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

CPT Code(s): 

87070, 87205 (gram stain)

Last Changed: 

01/09/2017 16:17:52

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 4:43:29 PM