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  • Ocular/Auditory Culture with Stain

    Test Name:Ocular/Auditory Culture with Stain
    Epic Order Code:Ear:LAB942
    CPT Code:87070
    Specimen(s) Type:Conjunctiva, Cornea, Donor Cornea, Ear, Eye
    Acceptable Container(s):Sterile container or swab
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
    Routine: 3 days
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:No growth from sterile sites, no pathogens from sites with normal flora.
    Additional Information:Be specific about origin of specimen; i.e., right ear, left eye, etc. Susceptibilities are performed on all medically significant isolates.