Test directory: Body Fluid Crystal Exam

Ordering Code61
Test NameBody Fluid Crystal Exam
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