Ear drainage culture

Alternative Names

Culture – ear drainage

Definition of Ear drainage culture

An ear drainage culture is a laboratory test to check for infection-causing substances in a sample of fluid, pus, wax, or blood from the ear.

Review

Daniel Levy, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/26/2010

Ear anatomy
Medical findings based on ear anatomy
Ear drainage culture

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