Lab Test : JOINT CULTURE AND SMEAR

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Alternate:ROUTINE JOINT CULTURE, AEROBIC JOINT CULTURE, Bacterial Culture, Body Fluid, Joint Fluid Culture, Knee Fluid Culture, Peritoneal Fluid Culture, Synovial Fluid Culture
Includes:Culture and Gram Stains
Department:Microbology
Phone:937-641-3902
SQ Code:JOCS
Available:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Specimen container with needle attached
Turnaround:5 DAYS
Specimen:Pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, or synovial fluid,
Container:Sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Do not refrigerate
Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Specimen container with needle attached
Normal:Negative
Method:Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
 

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