Lab Test : Latex Agglutination-Pleural Fluid

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:H. influenza Type B, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group B Streptococcus, Neisseria meningititis A,B,Y,W135
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:LAPL
Available:Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Pleural fluid
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Sterile container or tube
Temperature:Room temperature, bring to lab within 10 minutes.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Negative
Uses:Diagnosis of bacterial infection.
Limitations:Specimen showing gross hemolysis, lipemia, or turbidity. A negative test does not necessarily eliminate the possibility of infection.
Method:Latex agglutination
 

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