Identify bacteria from ear aspriate or drainage.
Negative at 3 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Collect: Aspirate or drainage.
Aspirate: Transfer to a sterile container. (Min: 0.1 mL)
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.
Swabs of external ear canal without drainage. Dry swabs.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on pathogens.
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.
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- Culture, Ear