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EYE CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN

Test Name  EYE CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN 
Mnemonic  EYE 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,707,087,205 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE SWAB/CULTURETTE 
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Handling  Collection: Culturette swab with wet sponge. Conjunctival: Remove matting or pus from eye. Roll mini-tip swab onto conjunctiva. Corneal scraping: Use mini-tip culturette Contact microbiology to obtain plated media for direct inoculation if desired. Unacceptable conditions: Nonsterile or dry swabs Stability: Ambient: 24 hours Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days 
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Component  GRAM STAIN EYE CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final negative 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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