Test directory: Body Fluid Crystal Exam

Ordering Code61
Test NameBody Fluid Crystal Exam
AliasCrystal Exam, Body Fluid
Crystal Exam, Synovial Fluid
Preferred SpecimenBody Fluid
Preferred ContainerSterile Container
Other Specimen/ContainerBody Fluid in EDTA (Lavender) or in a clean sterile container
Optimum Volume1.5 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should not have received a recent injection of corticosteroids
Indicate body fluid type and site on requisition.
Handling InstructionsRefrigerate immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Contaminated, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyMicroscopic Examination

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Body Fluid TypeALLSee report.