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Ear Culture

Performing Laboratory

Microbiology Lab - Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Methodology

Culture

Specimen Requirements

Outer ear - swab

Inner ear - Tympanocentesis fluid via syringe - submit in sterile container.

 

Transport to Microbiology Lab ASAP < 2 hours.

Availability

24/7

 

Turn around time depends on growth.

Test Includes

Add on tests as appropriate (MIC)

Reference Ranges

N/A