Cell Count, Synovial Fluid With Crystals

Additional Information:

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB211

Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.

CPT Code(s):

89051; 89060

Specimen Requirements:

Type:Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. The lavender-top (EDTA) tube is not preferred for crystal exam.

Sample Volume: 1 mL

Storage: Refrigerated.

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):

  • Refrigerated: 48 hours


Microscopic and macroscopic examination