Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Swab, ear Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is performed to determine pathogenic organism in the ear. The test helps to detect ear infection and also after the treatment of Ear Infection


Ear Culture, Upper Respiratory culture

Patient Preparation

No special preparation are required

Sample Type

Ear swab

Sample volume

One swab

Sample collection Container

Bacterial culture transport swab

Sample collection instructions

Sterile cotton swab should be used to collect the sample from inside the outer ear canal

Sample storage

Maintained at room temperature

Reference range


Results Turnaround

2 - 4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Presence of growth on culture is associated with infection of the outer ear or ear infection with a ruptured eardrum.