Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Body Fluid Culture (excluding blood, CSF, urine)

Test Name: Body Fluid Culture (excluding blood, CSF, urine)
Alternate Name(s): Fluid Culture
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, Pleural Fluid, Synovial Fluid, CAPD fluid, Aspirate, Vitreous Fluid
Collection Information: Aspirate fluid or purulent material with a needle/syringe. Transport additional fluid or pus in a sterile container. (Orange cap) or a Single eSwab™ (White cap) transport tube (do not include swab).

For CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) fluids, a minimum of 100 mL of fluid is collected in a small transfer pack or in 2 sterile, orange containers.
Requisition: MICROBIOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3-5 days
Stat
Gram stain: 1 hour
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2020-03-09
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Method of Analysis: Microscopy,culture
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
FLDS
CAPDC
 
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