Sterile, screw-cap tube or anaerobic transporter

Clean ear canal with mild soap solution before myringotomy (puncture of the eardrum)

Aspirate material behind drum with syringe if ear drum intact; use swab to collect material from ruptured ear drum


6 hrs/RT

BA, CA, Mac (add thio if prior antimicrobial therapy)


Add anaerobic culture plates for tympanocentesis specimens


erobic r-ab moistened with Stuart's or Amle's medium

Wipe away crust with sterile saline

Firmly rotate swab in outer canal

Within 24 hrs/RT

24 hrs/RT

BA CA, Mac


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