Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Eye Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CEYES

    Collect

    Eye fluid/exudate collected via double swab culture set.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture device

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture device

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Refrigerated specimens

    Specimen Handling

    Swabs submitted for this culture are not acceptable for anaerobic culture.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture