Identify bacteria from eye drainage, fluid, or scapings.
Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected
Drainage, fluid, or scrapings.
Fluid: Transfer to a sterile container.
Swab: Place in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Scrapings: Place directly on culture media plates. Media is available from ARUP for direct inoculation, particularly for corneal scrapings.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures.
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Corneal Culture
- Culture, Eye
- Optic Culture
- Vitreous Fluid Culture