Tinción del líquido pericárdico

Se tiñe el fluido pericárdico que se obtiene del corazón con un colorante violeta, lo que se conoce como tinción de Gram. Se examina la muestra bajo el microscopio para determinar la presencia de bacterias. El color, el número y la apariencia morfológica de las células hacen posible determinar la presencia del organismo. Este examen se lleva a cabo cuando se sospecha de una infección cardíaca o cuando se presenta un derrame pericárdico.Tinción del líquido pericárdico

Revision

Last reviewed 5/31/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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