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PLEURAL FLUID EXAMINATION

PLEURAL FLUID EXAMINATIONPLEURAL FLUID EXAMINATION

PLEURAL FLUID EXAMINATION

Method of Collection:

Fluid In Sterile Container


Days for reporting:

6 hrs


Reference:

 


Why is the Test Done?

Pleural effusion is excess fluid accumulation between the outer surface of lungs and the chest wall.  A procedure called thoracocentesis is done to obtain the fluid sample. Causes of effusion include viral or bacterial infections, cancer or a general fluid balance disorder (kidney failure/ heart failure/ liver cirrhosis ).  Analysis of this fluid helps in identifying and classifying the type of fluid to assist with the diagnosis. High levels of an enzyme- adenosine deaminase in pleural fluid is suggestive of tuberculosis.


How to prepare for the Test:

No test preparation is needed


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