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Pericardial fluid culture

Pericardial fluid culture

Pericardial fluid culture: A pericardial fluid culture is a test to determine if infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) are present in the fluid within the pericardium that surrounds the heart; the fluid is collected with a needle inserted between the ribs and sent to the laboratory for culture in special media that is permissive for growth of certain infectious agents.

Pericardial fluid culture: Other Names

Other names for Pericardial fluid culture include:

  • Culture-pericardial fluid

Symptoms Associated with Pericardial fluid culture

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pericardial fluid culture:

Diseases Associated with Pericardial fluid culture

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pericardial fluid culture:

  • Pericarditis (inflammation)
  • Bacterial infection in the pericardium
  • Viral infection in the pericardium
  • Fungal infection in the pericardium

Basic Information: Pericardial fluid culture

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Pericardial fluid culture' may be involved.

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