Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 26, 2019 @ 9:13 am

3760

Cell Count & Differential, Body Fluid

Specimen:Collect:
  • Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Body Fluid in Lavender (EDTA)
  • Body Fluid in Pink Top (EDTA)
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Body Fluid in Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Body Fluid in Pink Top (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 89051
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Adult Body Fluid Cell Count Reference Ranges:

Synovial Fluid:
Appearance = Clear and Colorless to pale yellow
RBC = 0-2 cells/cmm
WBC = <200 cells/cmm
PMNs = <26 %
Mononuclear = >74 %
Peritoneal Fluid:
Appearance = Clear and Colorless to pale yellow
RBC = <100,000 cells/cmm
WBC = <500 cells/cmm
PMNs = <26 %
Mononuclear = >74 %
Pleural / Pericardial Fluid:
Appearance = Clear and Colorless to pale yellow
RBC = 0-2 cells/cmm
WBC = <1000 cells/cmm
PMNs = <26 %
Mononuclear = >74 %
Components:
  • 3620 - SOURCE
  • 3626 - RBC
  • 3627 - WBC
  • 3635 - APPEARANCE
  • 3632 - PMN'S
  • 3633 - MONONUCLEAR
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