Specimen: Submit Ear Swab innoculated in special Aerobic Transport Medium available from Medilab. Specify left or right ear swab on transport medium vial and test request form. Ship refrigerated.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Conventional culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days
Usage: Common organisms causing ear infection are S.aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and S.pneumoniae. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Specialty: Physician, ENT specialist
Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required