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Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Culture



Test Usage

Detection of infection in peritoneal dialysis fluid


Peritoneal dialysis fluid

Specimen Container

Sterile universal pot

Set of 2 blood culture bottles

To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Body fluid MC&S‘ or test code ‘LAB269‘ – select “Abdomen – Peritoneal dialysis fluid (CAPD)” as the specimen source

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


Tested at RDUH

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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