Specimen Requirements

Title

CULTURE, EYE

Specimen Requirement

Collect with sterile swab transport media. Do not refrigerate. Note: Routine eye culture is not for the diagnosis of herpes or chlamydiae.

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Methodology

Conventional culture techniques.

Stability

Room Temp: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report.

Turnaround

3 days.

Clinical Use

The culture isolates and identifies significant pathogens responsible for eye related infections.

Test Code

MISCU