Pericardial Fluid Culture
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. Use dry sterile bottle. All tissue samples should be collected aseptically and transferred directly to sterile sample containers with no additives of any kind.-
Min vol:Minimum volume of 1 ml
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 informationA WBC differential will be done on all ascitic fluid with a raised WBC > 250/ml.
Sample stability - 4 weeks.
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Last updated June 28, 2017