How can the yield of ascites culture studies be increased in the evaluation of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The yield of ascites culture studies may be increased by directly inoculating 10 mL of ascetic fluid into aerobic and anaerobic culture bottles at the patient's bedside. [20]


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