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Fluids MC&S

Ordering Information

Fluid MCS can be ordered for the following samples ONLY:

Synovial (Joint Aspirate) 
Ascitic/Peritoneal 
Pleural 
Pericardial 
Peritoneal dialysis 

 

 

Laboratory
Microbiology
Specimen
Fluid
Container
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Additional Collection Instructions

Specimens may be joint fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, ascites fluid.

For aspirates collect 2 - 10 mL and place most of the aspirate into a sterile container (70ml yellow top). 

If anaerobic testing is required, please send the syringe (remove the needle and cap with a safety cap) to the laboratory. 

If Cytology and/or Biochemistry required please separate if possible, into 2 or 3 serile containers (70ml yellow top) .

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
A cell count is routinely performed.
Frequency
Daily