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EFFUSIONS, PERICARDIAL, PERITONEAL AND PLEURAL FLUIDS

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Indications

Specimen Required

​Collect 30 to 50 mL of fluid in a clean container and send fresh to the Cytology Lab.Submit Not More Than 300mL of fluid specimens. Subdivide large amount of fluid collections into aliquots of 50mL and DO NOT submit fluid specimens in huge containers (e.g. 5L bottle, etc) or drip bags - see Non- Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General Instruction for details.

A cytology request form that is completely and properly filled up - see the request form for details.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90 % of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

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