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Ascitic Fluid


Ascitic Fluid
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Turnaround Time:

up to 5 working days


Ascitic Fluid for MC&S

Sample Requirements:

0.5-5ml into 2 White top Universals:

- No 1 White top universal for gram stain, cell count and culture.
- No2 White top universal for Biochemistry

How result is reported:

Gram and cell count results will be available on screen on the day of receipt in to the laboratory

Negative culture results available on screen after 48 hours (interim report) and 5 days (final report)

Important Information:

Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.