858 Culture, Eye

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Fluid 24 Hours No Growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Eye discharge. For YourSwab (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.

Clinical Utility

To detect a bacterial eye infection, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing.

CPT Codes

87071

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