Imperial Collage Healthcare

Sterile body fluid microscopy and culture

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 to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight

Turnaround Time
5 days

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