|Test||CULTURE, BACTERIA, EAR|
|Description||Conventional culture. Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility at an additional charge.|
|Specimen||Swab of external or middle ear.
1. Aseptically collect specimen from affected area.
2. Submit specimen on swab in culture transport medium.
3. Label specimen with patient's name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector's initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
|Reference Values||Not applicable|
|Analytic Time||4 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
87070 Culture, bacteria
87077 Bacterial identification, if indicated
87149 x5 CRE Confirmation, if indicated
87181 Antibiotic susceptibility (gradient strip), per antibiotic tested, if indicated
87184 Antibiotic susceptibility (disc method), if indicated
87186 Antibiotic susceptibility (MIC) if indicated
87205 Smear, stain and interpretation