60500:EAR CULTURE & GRAM STAIN
Author PeaceHealth Laboratories
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||Culture / Microscopic Exam
||Preliminary at 24 hours. Final at 48-72 hours.
||87205 / 87070
|Specimen Collection Details
||Specimen from outer ear with Routine Culture transport swab. Collect specimen from inner ear with sterile syringe.
||If syringe is submitted, the needle must be removed and the syringe capped.
||24 hours ambient. Unstable frozen.
||Potential pathogens will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for these tests.
||Delayed transport; unsterile container; frozen specimen; swab not in transport medium.