Gram stain and susceptibility, if generally applicable. Corneal rings do not include Gram stain.
May include eyelid margin, lacrimal sac, conjuctiva, corneal scrapings, corneal ring or vitreous humor. Obtain media from lab for corneal scraping direct inoculation. Separate order and collection needed for virus, chlamydia or fungus.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Drainage, aspirate using a culture collection and transport swab or mini-swab, or syringe
Submit capped syringe with needle removed or fluid in sterile container. Corneal rings in anaerobic transport or sterile container. Label as to right or left eye.
Frozen, refrigerated or dry specimen, leaking or nonsterile containers
Ambient: 24 hours in transport media
Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Anaerobe Culture if surgical specimen
Samaritan Health Services
No growth, Normal skin flora
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