Cell Count, Synovial Fluid With Crystals
UFHPL Epic order code: LAB211
Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.
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
Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
- Refrigerated: 48 hours
Microscopic and macroscopic examination