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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid

Source Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid
Peritoneal Fluid
Mnemonic M FLUID
Specimen Requirements See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

Collect 5-10 mL into a FAN aerobic blood culture bottle or red top tube or sterile container.

Dialysate bags are NOT acceptable.
Specimen Handling DO NOT refrigerate.
Incubate Fan bottle at 35°C or store at room temperature.

 

Additional Information

Routine culture will detect most yeast species.
Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.

If clinically indicated, specimen source also suitable for
anaerobic culture.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 4 days.

 

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)  

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