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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

Separate order request for each sample

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