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|In House Availability||Set up daily: day and evening shift|
|Collection Instructions||Guidelines for submission of peritoneal fluid (abdominal fluid, ascitic fluid, dialysis fluid) for bacterial culture:
Inoculate 10ml into an anaerobic blood culture bottle at the patient's bedside for optimal growth and recovery of organisms.
Additional fluid may be submitted in a sterile tube, which allows for gram stain to be performed and faster identification of bacteria present at high concentrations.
Contact the microbiology laboratory with any questions, x 31268
|Container type||A transport vial is available from Materiel Services for liquid specimens, including transtracheal aspirates. A Red top vacutainer-if filled completely is suitable for pus or other liquid specimens. Use charcoal transport medium for swabs.|
|Sample type||Blood, CSF, or other sterile body fluids|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Received >12 hours after collection. Swabs not received in transport media|
|Turn around times||Preliminary result available in 2 days|
|Additional information||Set up routinely where appropriate, if suitable specimen is submitted in proper container. NOT set up for throat, expectorated sputum, stool, vaginal, cervical or routine urine samples. See also entry for Bacterial Culture.|
|Last Updated||10/5/2011 1:25:29 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667