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Ascitic fluid cell count, microscopy and culture


Lab Code : BFLCUL


Reference Range
Cell count: <250 WBCs/µL


Sample Required
Ascitic fluid


Sample Volume
• Cell count: approx. 3 mL fluid in EDTA (lavender top)• Microscopy and culture: sterile universal container (2 mL)


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection


Turnaround Time
5 days


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