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Test Code: Joint Preferred Name Synovial fluid

Yes
Gram < 1 h
Daily
Culture <
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
FluidUrine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)

COLLECTION NOTES

1. Obtain 50mL sterile yellow top container and if patient <16 years of age also obtain a paediatric blood culture bottle.
2. Disinfect overlying skin with 2% iodine tincture or 70% alcohol.
3. Obtain specimen via percutaneous needle aspiration or surgery.
4. Split contents into the paediatric blood culture bottle if <16 years of age and into the sterile yellow top container.
5. Transport specimen to laboratory immediately.

GENERAL NOTES




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