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Peritoneal fluid culture

Peritoneal fluid culture

Peritoneal fluid culture: A peritoneal fluid culture is a test to determine if microorganisms are present in the fluid between the membranes lining the abdominal space; fluid is collected with a needle inserted into the abdomen (by abdominal tap) and sent to the laboratory for culture in special media that is permissive for growth of certain infectious agents.

Peritoneal fluid culture: Other Names

Other names for Peritoneal fluid culture include:

  • Culture-peritoneal fluid

Symptoms Associated with Peritoneal fluid culture

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

Diseases Associated with Peritoneal fluid culture

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

  • Peritonitis (inflammation)
  • Peritoneal infection (bacterial, fungal, viral)

Basic Information: Peritoneal fluid culture

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

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