Culture, EyeMain Content
Test Code: 4480
Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge. Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate.
Methodology: Bacterial culture, aerobic routine isolation and identification procedures antimicrobial susceptibility testing when appropriate
The significance of any isolate(s), in pure or mixed culture, must be assessed with respect to the source cultured, the organism's pathogenic potential, the possibility of colonization versus infection, and the number of other organisms recovered from the same culture.
Alternative Name(s): Eye, External Culture
Supply: S02 - Amies Gel (Blue)
Preferred specimen(s): Collect specimen using a BD™ blue cap, Amies gel transport medium culture device. Corneal scrapings should be collected using a sterile corneal spatula and placed directly on appropriate culture media (contact
laboratory to obtain media prior to collection). Indicate source of specimen on both the requisition and specimen transport device.
Minimum volume: One transport swab
Alternative specimen(s): None
Transport container: Transport swab or bacterial culture media
Transport temperature Room temperature
Specimen stability: Deliver to microbiology lab as soon as possible
Transport swab: Room temperature: 2 days
- Expired transport device
- Dry swabs
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Services at (800) 891-2917, option 2.