Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Ear

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Clean external ear surface. Carefully take a representative sample and transport to the laboratory in a transport swab with charcoal, or collect aspirate from tympanocentesis and transport in a sterile tube.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hrs

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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