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Fluid Microscopy and Fungal Culture



Test Information

  • Container:
    Universal 30ml (white) or Sputum Pot 60ml (silver)
  • Collection conditions:
    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-
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT - Microscopy results reported within 24 hours. Fungal culture reports ≤ 8 weeks
  • Additional information

    Please state relevant clinical details and travel history with request.

    Sample stability - 4 weeks.
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Last updated June 27, 2017


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