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Test Code:
090-40-0400-01

Order Name:
Pleural Fluid C/S

 
Useful For:
Diagnosis of bacterial infections
 
Methodology:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
AliasesName:
Aerobic culture
Aerobic bacteria culture
Culture, General Bacteria
Bacteria cullture
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0400-01

Order Name:
Pleural Fluid C/S

 
Patient Preparation:
Medications: Do not use antibiotics before collection of specimen
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Pleural Fluid/ Sterile container
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Pleural Fluid, volume Entire collection (minimum 0.5 mL)
 
Sub Mission Container:
Sterile container
 
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen in formalin will be reject.
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Pleural fluid Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0400-01

Order Name:
Pleural Fluid C/S

 
Method detail:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 3 days.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0400-01

Order Name:
Pleural Fluid C/S

 
 
Clinical Information:
Pleural effusions are produced by a wide variety of causes. Infectious processes including bacteria, viruses, tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterium, fungus, as well as parasites. Pleural infection is a common and increasing clinical problem in thoracic medicine, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus are the organisms traditionally associated with pleural infection. Additionally the S. anginosus group consisting of S. anginosus, S. constellatus and S. intermedius are part of normal human flora which become significant in the context of pleural infection, accounting for 30-50% of adult cases of community acquired empyema
 
Reference Value:
No growth
 
Interpretation:
Isolate and identify potentially aerobic pathogenic organisms
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Amy L. Leber, editor. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 2016
  2. James H. Jorgensen, Michael A. PFALLER. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 11th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2015.
  3. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3378219/