Aspirates


Test Information

Test Name

Aspirates

Synonyms

Peritoneal fluid; Synovial fluid; Bursa fluid; Joint fluid; Pleural fluid; Ascitic/ Ascites fluid; Pericardial fluid

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Fluid

Testing Location

PLBOP


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Aspirate specimens should arrive in the laboratory in sterile, properly sealed and labelled containers.

  • Syringe samples should arrive with the needle removed and syringe capped.


Processing Information

Registration Code

ASPR

Notes

  • Process ASAP
  • Urgent aspirates are tested at each of the Micro STAT labs (Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupo)
  • Routine aspirates samples all send to PLBOP

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz