Ear culture (including fungi)
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Include clinical information relevant to test on request form.

Collection:
Use swab kit with slide, 2 swabs and transport medium. Ensure that a

smear for Gram stain is made on the slide provided at the time of

collection.
Container(s):
Swab kit with slide (available from SydPath)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 8:30-22:00 Mon-Fri, 8:30-19:00 Sat, 8:30-17:00 Sun.

Results available same day (microscopy), up to 4 days (bacterial

culture) or 28 days (fungal culture)

Laboratory:
Microbiology (8382-9209)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Culture - ear
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Deliver directly to testing laboratory. OOH: place in fridge.

Data Entry Code:
EA2

SydPath Division:
Microbiology

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Date/Time published: 25/06/2020 16:59:10
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