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Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Fluid Cell Count

About This Test

Department: Haematology


Peritoneal dialysis fluid in EDTA (purple tube).


Turnaround Time:

72 hours

For the diagnosis of peritonitis in renal patients receiving peritoneal dialysis.

Other Comments:

Testing is carried out during routine laboratory hours (09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday).

Following the total cell count, a white cell differential will be performed if appropriate.

NB The PD fluid count test is not included within the scope of the Haematology Department's UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation.