What is the correct way in specimen collection for culture in a dry patient(no day dwell).

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JOEL P, Nurse from houston,tx asked
What is the correct way in specimen collection for culture in a dry patient(no day dwell).

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Please see the 2010 ISPD guidelines – I have copied and pasted the information from the guidelines.

“In thiscase, 1 L of dialysate should be infused and permitted
to dwell a minimum of 1 – 2 hours, then drained and
examined for turbidity, and sent for cell count with differential
and culture. The differential (with a shortened
dwell time) may be more useful than the absolute WBC
count.”

Hope this helps.

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