|Alternate:||Eye Culture and Gram Stain|
|Includes:||Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|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|
|Temperature:||Room temperature, transport to lab within 2 hours.|
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
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.|
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