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Eye culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB943

 

Synonyms: 

Anterior eye culture Aqueous fluid culture Conjunctiva culture Cornea culture Donor media culture Donor ring culture Vitreous fluid culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure. Includes Gram stain , aerobic and anaerobic culture. Conjunctiva only includes Gram stain and aerobic culture.

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3-5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: Collect Sterile Container or Culturette Swab or Eswab
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

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

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Eye Culture [LRR13460]

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

CPT Code(s): 

87070, 87075, 87205

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 10:02:51

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 4:52:39 PM