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Fluid Microscopy and Fungal Culture
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Microscopy results reported within 24 hours. Fungal culture reports ≤ 8 weeks|
Use for analysis of routine non sterile and sterile specimens with the inclusion of pus, fluids (e.g. joint, drain, pleural, ascitic, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic, bile, CSF), bone, pus, aspirates/vesical fluid and bone marrow, tips and IUCD. Send in dry sterile bottle. Immunocompromised, or suspected fungal infection or Dimorphic fungi suspect
Please state relevant clinical details and travel history with request.
Sample stability – 4 weeks.
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