Amniotic, abdominal, ascites (peritoneal), bile, Joint (synovial), pericardial, pleural

Sterile, screw-cap tube or anaerobic transporter

Disinfect skin before aspirating specimen

Needle aspiration


Plate as soon as received

Use an aerobic and anaerobic blood culture bottle set for body fluids


May need to concentrate by centrifugation or filtration-stain and culture sediment


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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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