|Alternate:||Bacterial culture ear; Ear Aerobic Culture; Aerobic Culture Ear|
|Includes:||Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Temperature:||Room temperature TRANSPORT TO LAB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE|
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
NORMAL SKIN FLORA
|Uses:||Identify aerobic bacteria that may cause infection|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.|
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