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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)

External Price (excl. GST)

Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)


Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Peritoneal lavage fluid.

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 0800 - 2400

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Microscopy 30mins / Amylase 1 hour / Culture 48 hours


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