Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Pleural fluid: culture and sensitivity

Contributor(s): Karen L Gerber, Andy Torrance, Kim Willoughby

Overview

  • Definitive method to diagnose pathogenic organism and select appropriate therapy in cases of pleural effusions that may have a bacterial cause Pleural effusion.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Aerobic and anaerobic culture and sensitivities.

Availability

  • Standard laboratory procedure.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Walker A L, Jang S S & Hirsh D C (2000) Bacteria associated with pyothorax of dogs and cats: 98 cases (1988-1989). JAVMA 216(3), 359-363.
  • Jang S S et al(1997) Organisms isolated from dogs and cats with anaerobic infections and susceptibility to selected antimicrobial agents. JAVMA 210(11), 1610-1614.


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