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Culture, Ear


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Culture, Ear
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Supplies for Submission
A plastic tube containing a sterile swab and transport medium acceptable for the cultivation of aerobic bacteria e.g., swab/tube system containing Amies transport media.
Specimen Collection
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  1. Clean external ear.
  2. Use a small-tipped swab to absorb fluid from the draining inner ear.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
87070