Cell Count, Crystals and Mucin Clot, Synovial Fluid

CPT: 83872; 89051; 89060
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Test Details

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Synovial fluid

Volume

1 mL

Container

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

Collection

State synovial fluid and collection site on all samples submitted to the lab.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature. Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

Unstable

Refrigerated

2 days (48 hours)

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Causes for Rejection

Clotted specimen; improperly labeled specimen; gel-barrier tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 005232 Color, Fluid 6824-7
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 005233 Clarity, Fluid 9335-1
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 005736 Nucleated Cells, Synovial Fld cells/uL 55793-4
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 005512 RBC, Fluid /uL 23860-0
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019075 Polys, Fluid % 12238-2
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019091 Lymphocytes, Fluid % 13941-0
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019266 Macrophages % 12230-9
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019463 Eosinophils, Fluid % 12209-3
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019267 Lining Cells, Synovial % 35477-9
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 005355 Crystal,Synovial/Joint Fl 6825-4
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 019489 Comments: 20999-9
032714 Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial) 006841 Mucin Clot,Synovial Fl 6909-6

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