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Peritoneal fluid: culture and sensitivity

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Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Aerobic, anaerobic and fungal culture and sensitivity techniques.
  • Collect sample aseptically   →   5 ml in plain sterile tube or blood culture tubes (tubes may be specific for either aerobic or anaerobic culture or may be suitable for both) or onto culture swab.

Availability

  • Standard.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • A long-standing condition may fail to yield many organisms.
  • If antibiotics have been used, the culture may be negative.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Contamination of specimen during collection and handling may invalidate results.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Steyn P F et al (1993) Radiographic, epidemiologic, and clinical aspects of simultaneous pleural and peritoneal effusions in dogs and cats: 48 cases (1982-1991). JAVMA 202(2), 307-312.
  • Tyler R D et al (1989) Evaluation of pleural and peritoneal effusions. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19(4), 743-768.


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