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
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
BA CA, Mac
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This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.