Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 9:13 am

3685

Synovial Fluid Panel, Infected

Specimen:Collect:
  • Synovial Fluid in One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • Synovial Fluid in One Lavender (EDTA)
  • Synovial Fluid in One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • Synovial Fluid in One Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Synovial Fluid in Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Synovial Fluid in Green Top (Li Heparin). Submit Refrigerated.
  • 8 mL (Min:1 mL) Synovial Fluid in SST. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 8 mL (Min:4 mL) Synovial Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Glucose levels only stable 2 hrs refrigerated if sample is bloody. Bloody samples in SST should be centrifuged and fluid separated from cells.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
  • Do NOT send sample in syringe with needle attached.
Stability:See Individual Components
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82945
  • 85810
  • 86431
  • 89051
  • 89060
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 2342 - RA FACTOR, SYN FLD
  • 2487 - GLUCOSE, SYN FLD
  • 3690 - APPEARANCE
  • 3695 - VISCOSITY
  • 3703 - CRYSTALS, SYN FLD
  • 3725 - RBC
  • 3720 - WBC
  • 3731 - PMN'S
  • 3732 - MONONUCLEAR
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