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Lab Test Dictionary

Body Fluid Cell Count

Methodology

Microscopic


Synonyms

Crystal Analysis; Crystals

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Performing Lab

RCHSD Hematology


Epic ID

LAB210

Lab Test Days

As Received

Standard TAT

3 Hours

Stat TAT

1 hr


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-1 mL Body Fluid

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Indicate type of body fluid on specimen. Transport to lab promptly in a sterile container. Synovial fluid should be transferred to a Lavender (EDTA) tube immediately following aspiration.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Rejection Criteria

Mislabelled or unlabelled specimen

Test Volume Required

1 mL Body Fluid

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Body Fluid

Processing Instructions

Bypass specimen receiving and deliver directly to Hematology promptly for CLS to perform assessment and receive orders in Epic.


Included Tests

Cell count and WBC differential if WBC is greater than (>) 10.


Comments

Note: Bronchial lavage is not a valid specimen source for body fluid cell count. For BAL specimens, a Cytology order needs to be placed by provider.


CPT Codes

89051


Revised

9/11/23

Initials

SA