Lab Test : Ear Culture Routine

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Alternate:Bacterial culture ear; Ear Aerobic Culture; Aerobic Culture Ear
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:EARC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:2-3 days
Specimen:Ear
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette
Temperature:Room temperature TRANSPORT TO LAB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Normal:No growth
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.
Method:Culture
 

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