Test directory: Body Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff

Ordering Code 66
Test Name Body Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff
Alias Body Fluid Analysis
Synovial Fluid Cell Count, w/ Diff
Preferred Specimen Body Fluid
Preferred Container EDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/Container Body fluid in Sodium Heparin (Green), Non-Anticoagulated body fluid in clean/sterile container
Optimum Volume 3 mL
If large volumes of fluid are collected, take a 10 mL aliquot of the well-mixed specimen for cell counts.
Collection Instructions Cell counts may be done on non-anticoagulated fluids, providing no clots have formed
Indicate body fluid type on requisition.
Handling Instructions Transport to testing lab immediately.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability Ambient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection Criteria Frozen, Clotted, Contaminated, Insufficient quantity
Avail. Stat YES
Analytic Time 1 Day
Methodology Automated cell counter

Reference range(s)

Component Age Male Norm Male Critical Low Male Critical High Female Norm Female Critical High Female Critical Low Units Add'l info
Body Fluid Type ALL See report.
Color ALL See report.
Appearance ALL See report.
Supernatant ALL See report.
WBC ALL /cu mm See report.
Neutrophils ALL % See report.
Lymphocytes ALL % See report.
Monocytes ALL % See report.
RBC ALL /cu mm See report.
Blasts ALL % See report.
Basophils ALL % See report.
Eosinophils ALL % See report.