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Sterility Testing - Corneal Rim

Source Corneal Rim
Mnemonic M STERILE
Specimen Requirements

Submit rim in thioglycollate broth.
Preoperative eye swabs may also be received in Amies Transport Media.

May be received pre-inoculated to a hemoglobin (chocolate) plate.

Specimen Handling Store specimen at room temperature.
Additional Information

Indicate Corneal Rim number (#) on specimen and requisition.
Complete the CLS Microbiology Infection Surveillance Requisition (7828M).

Turnaround time for negative culture of swabs or pre-inoculated plates: 2 days.
Turnaround for negative culture of rims in thioglycollate broth: 14 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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