FLUID FOR MALIGANTS CELLS
Why to get tested?
To help diagnose the cause of accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity (pleural effusion)
When to get tested?
When a healthcare practitioner suspects that someone with chest pain, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing has a condition that is causing an accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity
What sample needed?
A volume of pleural fluid collected using a procedure called thoracentesis
What preparation I need before test?