EYE CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN
Name: EYE CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN
Container: STERILE SWAB/CULTURETTE
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
Component: GRAM STAIN EYE CULTURE
Methodology: Standard culture procedures
Required Information: Sensitivity ordered?
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.