Sample Required • Bile fluid (9BILEC) • Synovial (joint) fluid • Pericardial fluid (9PCDCS) • Peritoneal fluid • Pleural fluid
Sample Container Sterile universal container
Sample Volume Always submit as much fluid as possible; never submit swab dipped in fluid.
Transport/Storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround Time 5 days