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Cardiac valves
 
Test Synonyms:
Cardiac valves
 
Lab:
Anatomic Pathology
Inpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Outpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Specimen:
Result Time:
1-3 days  
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Cardiac valves from suspected endocarditis cases and specimens from suspected mycotic aneurysms should be studied by appropriate culture techniques, as well as histologically. Portions of the vegetation or other appropriate tissue for culture studies should be taken in the OR before releasing the remainder of the specimen for pathological examination, which is then submitted in the usual manner.

Last Reviewed on 4/10/2005