In line with the national think kidneys acute kidney injury programme, led by NHS England, the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) alert system is being rolled out to cover patients in the community.
Ascitic fluid MC&S
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||Microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture 2-3 days. Some specimens may have prolonged incubation – result issued in 14 - 15 days|
Universal 30ml white container or sputum pot 60ml Silver
Use dry sterile bottle. A WBC differential will be done on all ascitic fluid with a raised WBC > 250/ml. Sample stability for culture – 4 weeks
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