Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Ophthalmology Culture/Clinic

EPIC Order Ophthalmology Culture
CPT Code(s) 87070
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Eswab/Aqueous Fluid/Vitreous Fluid. See Important Comments.
Gram Stain
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week

Specify D/S Lid/Conjunctiva, D/S Corneal Scraping, D/S Aqueous or Vitreous Fluid

Culture includes chocolate agar and Thio Broth for bacterial, SABS Agar for fungi, Middlebrook 7HII Agar for mycobaterium, Gram Stain Smear and Fungal Smear

Aqueous/Vitreous fluids should be delivered immediately to the labs. If off-site, STAT courier is recommended.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514