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SYNOVIAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO SPEC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Synovial Fluid, in sterile collection container

Handling

Testing for crystal analysis or other clinical testing will be aliquoted first if ordered. Fresh and unfixed sample is optimal. If delay in unavoidable the specimen should be refrigerated.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Pap Stain/Microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:51:10 PM


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