7 - 14 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Synovial fluid only
0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Transport tube or other container
Collect synovial fluid aseptically into tube or other container.
Store frozen or refrigerated.
Grossly hemolyzed; bacterial contamination; lipemic, icteric, non-synovial body fluids
The most consistent serologic finding in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis is an increase in the concentration of RF IgM in blood and synovial fluid. RF by Turbidimetry is 95% IgM.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|520164||RF by Turb,Synovial Fluid(RDL)||30231-5||520165||RF by Turb,Synovial Fluid(RDL)||IU/mL||30231-5|
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