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For what eye swab test is done?

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what do eye swab tests test for?

do they test for herpetic eye diseases?
Posted Tue, 28 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
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Eye swab test cultures for bacteria and fungi to detect any infection and the antibiotic sensitivities.
It is usually done in injuries to detect any superadded infections in the area and to choose an antibiotic best for the treatment of infections.
It takes 48-72 hours for the test reports to be available.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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