Ear discharge. For YourSwab™ (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.
See Appendix, Microbiology Specimen Collection.
To detect a bacterial ear infection, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing.
87071. Additional CPT codes may be charged for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing as warranted.