- Please inform laboratory when sending
- All samples will have a white cell count and enrichment culture
- A cloudy dialysate may also be caused by chyle, fibrin or blood
|Send complete dialysate bag
- Current or recent antibiotic therapy
Dialysate bags should be transported in a rigid outer container.
Samples should be transported to the laboratory with minimal delay. Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed.
Cell count and microscopy on day of receipt
Standard culture 2 – 4 days
Enrichment culture 5 – 7 days
Page last reviewed: 15/05/2014