Lab Test : Eye Culture Routine

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Alternate:Eye Culture and Gram Stain
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:EYEC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth cultures are finalized in 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Eye, specify right or left
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 2 hours.
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Normal:No Growth.
NORMAL SKIN FLORA
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.
Method:Culture
 

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