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EAR CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN

Test Name  EAR CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN 
Mnemonic  EAR 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,707,087,205 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  SWAB OR ASPIRATED MATERIAL INTO STERILE CONTAINER 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Culturette swab with wet sponge, aspirated material in transport medium or anaerobe collector Unacceptable conditions: Dry swabs Stability: Ambient: 24 hours Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days.  
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Component  GRAM STAIN EAR CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final at 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates. 
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