Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 2, P209-222, June 1985

Approach to the Analysis of Body Fluids for the Detection of Infection

  • Larry G. Reimer
    Department of Pathology (113), Veterans Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Microbiology, VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
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      Sterile body fluids represent important specimens for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and should be utilized to the fullest extent to identify the etiologic agent of infection. Rapid information is available from microscopic examination and complete identification is determined from subsequent cultures. Noncultural methods are also available or being developed to aid in the early recognition of the cause of infection.
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