M201-2

External Ear Swab: Haemophilus influenzae – Shipped May 11, 2020 – FINAL RESULT

HISTORY

A simulated external ear swab sample collected from a 27 year old female swimmer with sore ear was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Haemophilus influenzae.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M201-2

  1. Otitis externa in adults can be associated with Haemophilus influenzae. In this sample, all laboratories using a variety of testing formats had no difficulty with the identification of this bacteria in pure culture.

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