Test directory: Body Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff

Ordering Code66
Test NameBody Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff
AliasBody Fluid Analysis
Synovial Fluid Cell Count, w/ Diff
Preferred SpecimenBody Fluid
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/ContainerBody Fluid in No Additive (Clear-red),
Non-Anticoagulated body fluid in clean/sterile container.
Optimum Volume3 mL
If large volumes of fluid are collected, take a 10 mL aliquot of the well-mixed specimen for cell counts.
Collection InstructionsCell counts may be done on non-anticoagulated fluids, providing no clots have formed
Indicate body fluid type on requisition.
Handling InstructionsTransport to testing lab immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Clotted, Contaminated, Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyAutomated cell counter

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Body Fluid TypeALLSee report.
ColorALLSee report.
AppearanceALLSee report.
SupernatantALLSee report.
RBCALL/cu mmSee report.
WBCALL/cu mmSee report.
NeutrophilsALL%See report.
LymphocytesALL%See report.
MonocytesALL%See report.
EosinophilsALL%See report.
BasophilsALL%See report.
BlastsALL%See report.