Sterile body fluid microscopy and culture
|Sample & container required
|• Bile fluid (9BILEC) • Synovial (joint) fluid • Pericardial fluid (9PCDCS) • Peritoneal fluid • Pleural fluid
|Always submit as much fluid as possible; never submit swab dipped in fluid.
|Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Separate order request for each sample