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Name of Test
Body Fluid Culture
Alternate Names
Pleural Fluid culture, Pericardial fluid culture, Peritoneal fluid culture, Synovial fluid cutlure
SoftLab Order Code
CXFLD
Epic Order Name
BODY FLUID CULTURE AND GRAM STAIN
Epic Order ID
LAB269
Tests Included
Culture and gram stain
Laboratory
In House
Additional Test Information
Body fluid in sterile container with no additives. BacTAlert bottles are acceptable if accompanied by sterile undiluted fluid.
Sample Type
Pericardial, Peritoneal, Pleural and Synovial Fluid. Please specify fluid source
Collection Container
Sterile container
Collecting Volume
5.0 ml
Minimum Collecting Volume
1.0 ml
Storage or Stability
Ambient
Instructions
Transfer specimen to a sterile screw cap tube. For large volumes, two 50 ml sterile centrifuge tubes may be submitted.
 
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