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BACTERIA CULTURE, EYE, EAR, OR NOSE/NASAL/NARES (EEN)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code EYEC, EYEN, EARC, NOSC
Performed by? Microbiology (Bacteriology)
Sendout? no
Price range $$$
In House Availability 7 days
Amount to Collect Two
Collection Instructions Obtain two swabs from eye, ear or nose and immediately place into transport medium.
Sample type Swab
Special instructions Indicate the source on the requisition by marking the "other" box and writing in the specific site.
Synonyms Nasal Swab;
Stability Keep transport medium at room temperature until the next messenger pick up.
Additional information Nose/nasal/nares specimens will be cultured for Staphylococcus aureus only.
References Murray, PR. et al. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 9th Ed., ASM Press, Washington DC, 2007.
CPT coding 87070
Last Updated 12/29/2008 3:00:40 PM
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