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Culture, Ear (includes Gram Stain)

Mnemonic:    [C EAR]
Name:    Culture, Ear (includes Gram Stain)
Specimen:     Submit one culturette with transport medium of drainage material from otitis media or otitis externa. Surgical specimens should be submitted as a fluid/wound culture. Deliver immediately or hold at room temperature up to 4 hours.
Reference Range:    No Growth
  Method:    Bacteriologic Culture
Note:    Gram Stain is included.Reported in 2 days.

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