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Test Directory -  Peritoneal dialysis fluid

Synonyms

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Test Includes

Microscopy including white blood cell count (WBC)

Culture for aerobic and anaerobic organisms

Request Form 

Microbiology form (Green)

Availability

On request

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection, and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

Microscopy - same day
Culture - up to 5 days for a negative report

Specimen

Peritoneal dialysis fluid

Container

White capped universal and blood culture bottles (Adult routine set)

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Lab. Handling

Process on receipt 

Causes for Rejection

Incorrectly and/or Insufficiently labelled sample


Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14