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Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Culture




Peritoneal dialysis fluid

Specimen Container

Sterile universal pot

Set of 2 blood culture bottles

Special Instructions

• Using needle and syringe, aspirate fluid from PD bag after sterilising port of bag with Steret

• Transfer 10-20ml into sterile universal

• Inoculate 8ml into each blood culture bottle. Stand the bottle on a firm surface for this. Do not hold the bottle with you other hand because of the risk of inoculation injuries

Test Usage

Detection of infection in peritoneal dialysis fluid


Tested at RD&E

Processing Time

2 – 5 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory if you wish to discuss urgent processing of specimens.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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