Do You Aspirate Before An Insulin Injection?

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Definition

Skin lesion aspiration is the withdrawal of fluid from a skin lesion (sore).


How the test is performed

A needle is inserted into a skin lesion or skin abscess, which may contain fluid or pus. The fluid may be examined under the microscope or placed in a special laboratory dish (called a culture medium), where it will be watched for the growth of microorganisms.


How to prepare for the test

There is no special preparation for this test.


How the test will feel

If the...

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