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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.