Specimen Collection Manual: Eye (Conjunctiva)
- ESwab Collection System.
- UTM or UVT transport medium.
Specimen Collection Criteria
- Moisten a flocked swab with sterile non-bacteriologic saline.
- Gently pull the lower eyelid downward and carefully swab the lower conjunctiva to collect both cells and fluids. The upper eyelid may be swabbed in the same manner.
- If both eyes are to be cultured, a separate sterile swab should be used for the other eye.
- Do not use expired media. Check expiration date on all media prior to use.
Microbiology Laboratory – RO
Microbiology Laboratory – TR
Microbiology Laboratory – GP
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This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the
Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.