Ascitic Fluid Culture
Container:Universal 30ml (white) or Sputum Pot 60ml (silver)
Collection conditions:Use dry sterile bottle. All tissue samples should be collected aseptically and transferred directly to sterile sample containers with no additives of any kind.-
Reporting Frequency:TAT - Microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture 2 – 3 days. Some specimens may have prolonged incubation in which case a result will be issued in 5-7 days.
Additional informationAll Ascitic fluid will have a Gram stain performed. A WBC differential will be done on all ascitic fluid with a raised WBC > 250/l. Sample stability - 4 weeks.
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Last updated June 28, 2017