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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose the cause of inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart (pericardium) and/or fluid accumulation around the heart
When to Get Tested?
When a healthcare practitioner suspects that you have a condition associated with inflammation of the pericardium and/or fluid accumulation around your heart
A sample of fluid collected from the pericardial sac using a procedure called a pericardiocentesis
Test Preparation Needed?