CULTURE, EAR/EYE

Test Code
CEE

CPT Codes
87070

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
SWAB


Transport Temperature
RT- 48 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE,EAR/EYE


Clinical Significance
This code should be ordered when the following specimen is obtained for possible bacterial pathogens:
1. Eye
a. Swab specimens from surface of lower conjunctival sac.
b. Scrapings or aspirate of specific site taken by ophthalmologist.
c. Cornea Rim
2. Ear (internal, not surface)
a. Swab
b. Aspirate

Performing Laboratory
LMH - Microbiology x3758 or 3759
 



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