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Section 3

Serous Fluids

Description

Review the definition of serous fluids and its types. Define the location of pleural fluid and its ndications.

 

Objectives
  • Name 3 types of serous fluids
  • Define the location of pleural fluid
  • Differentiate between exudate and transudate
  • List indications for pleural fluid analysis
  • Describe the appearance of mesothelial cells on the cytospin
  • Identify the location of peritoneal fluid
  • List indications for pericardiocentesis
  • Differentiate between peritoneal dialysate and peritoneal lavage
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Section 4 | Synovial Fluid

Review the synovial fluid and its functions. Explore the indications for synovial fluid analysis and anticoagulants used for synovial fluid analysis.
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