PLUIRAL FLUID FOR ROUTINE & BIOCHEMISTRY
Why to get tested?
To determine the likelihood that a particular antibiotic or antifungal drug will be effective in stopping the growth of thebacteria or fungi causing your infection
When to get tested?
As follow up to a positive bacterial or fungal culture; when you have an infection and one or more types of bacteria or fungi have been grown and isolated in a culture from a sample obtained from the site of suspected infection; when your infection is not responding to treatment
What sample needed?
A sample of a pure culture of bacteria or fungi grown and isolated from an infected body site
What preparation I need before test?