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Ear drainage culture

Ear drainage culture

Ear drainage culture: An ear drainage culture is an examination of pus, wax, fluid, or blood from the ear for bacteria, fungi, or viruses that cause disease; drainage is collected from the outer ear area by a cotton swab in the doctor's office, or from the middle ear during surgery, and sent to the laboratory for growth on special media.

Ear drainage culture: Other Names

Other names for Ear drainage culture include:

  • Culture-ear drainage

Symptoms Associated with Ear drainage culture

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ear drainage culture:

Diseases Associated with Ear drainage culture

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ear drainage culture:

  • Outer ear infection (otitis externa; swimmer's ear)
  • Middle ear infection (otitis media)
  • H. influenzae bacterial infection
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterial infection

Basic Information: Ear drainage culture

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Ear drainage culture' may be involved.

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