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Sterile body fluid microscopy and culture

Category Microbiology
Test background
Clinical Indications
Sample & container required • Bile fluid (9BILEC) • Synovial (joint) fluid • Pericardial fluid (9PCDCS) • Peritoneal fluid • Pleural fluid
Sample volume Always submit as much fluid as possible; never submit swab dipped in fluid.
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround time 5 days

Separate order request for each sample