Imperial Collage Healthcare

Sterile body fluid microscopy and culture


Lab Code : BFLCUL


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.


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
5 days


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