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This method allows the dog's owner to send a sample of DNA swabbed from the dog's cheek into a special lab for a thorough analysis.
There are no unusual effects expected from having the throat swabbed, though the child may have a mild sensation of something present in the throat for several hours after it has been swabbed.
This is swabbed on the eyelid with a cotton ball.
For a throat culture a sample of swabbed material is cultured, or grown, in the laboratory on a medium that allows technicians to determine what kind of bacteria are present.
If there is a need to identify the types of organisms causing otitis externa, the canal can be gently swabbed to obtain a specimen.