Synovial - Pleural - Peritoneal - Ascites - Joint - Pericardial - Cell Count, Body Fluid
WBC/Nucleated cell count, RBC cell count, Differential
Do not use this test to order Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count, see Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count
. Chemistry tests must be ordered separately for body and synovial fluids.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Synovial or Body Fluid in lavender (EDTA) top tube, also acceptable, for Synovial Fluid only, sodium heparin (green) top tube
Mix sample tube gently, end over end, 8-10 times immediately after collection. Body fluid specimens must be immediately processed and delivered to the testing area.
Totally clotted specimen, specimen submitted on swab, frozen specimen. Body fluid specimens must not be rejected prior to consultation with technical staff.
Ambient: Unopened, 8 hours; Opened, 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unopened, 24 hours, Opened (top removed post collection), 4 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Cerebrospinal Fluid specimen has different collection requirements, stability, specimen handling and reference ranges. Please see Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count
Automated count, Manual count performed when indicated.
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