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Synovial fluid: microbiology

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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

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

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

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