Peritoneal dialysis cell count

  1. I have always put cell counts for PD dialysate in a sterile cup when sending the specimen to the lab. Today, the lab informed me that the specimen should have gone into a lavender top tube. Never heard of this...Is this how it is done at your facility?

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  3. by   km5v6r
    I have worked acute dialysis and have never heard of using a lavender tube. In fact our prefered method was to just send lab the entire bag. That way they were the ones to collect the speciment and the possibility of contamination from collection technique was eliminated.
  4. by   madwife2002
    Yes I always sent the entire bag for reasons of possible contamination when obtaining a specimen

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