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Table 2 Pre- and intraoperative tests.

From: Diagnosis of periprosthetic infection following total hip arthroplasty – evaluation of the diagnostic values of pre- and intraoperative parameters and the associated strategy to preoperatively select patients with a high probability of joint infection

▪ Preoperative Tests
- Plain radiography
- Haematological screening tests (level of c-reactive protein (>0,5 mg/dl), white blood-cell count (> 12/nl))
- Aspiration
▪ Intraoperative Tests
- Histopathological Evaluation
- Intraoperative Cultures
  1. At least three of these tests had to be positive whereas either positive histopathological evaluation or positive intraoperative cultures had to be included.