Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Synovial fluid: microbiology

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Richard Walker

Overview

  • Joint fluid is normally sterile, therefore, cultivation of bacteria from synovial fluid suggests presence of infection.
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Sampling

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Tests

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Failure to enter joint aseptically could result in contamination of sample and joint.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • McIlwraith C W & Trotter G W (1996) EdsJoint Disease in the Horse.W B Saunders, Philadelphia, USA.


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