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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)

External Price (excl. GST)

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)

$42.36

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Peritoneal lavage fluid.

Test Information

Department

Microbiology

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 0800 - 2400

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Microscopy 30mins / Amylase 1 hour / Culture 48 hours

Method

Microscopy - Cell count, presence and absence of fibre / food particles. Amylase

Additional Information

Gram stain and culture are not included in routine examination and are done on request only

Minimum Volume

10 mL