Test directory: Synovial Fluid Profile

Ordering Code940
Test NameSynovial Fluid Profile
AliasJoint Fluid Analysis
Synovial Fluid Analysis
Synovial Fluid Panel
Crystal Identification
Preferred SpecimenSynovial Fluid
Preferred Container2 sterile tubes: liquid EDTA, K2 (Lavender) and 1 No
Additive (Clear-red)
Other Specimen/ContainerSynovial Fluid in Sterile Container
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should not have received a recent injection of corticosteroids
Indicate synovial fluid site on requisition.
Handling InstructionsRefrigerate immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Clotted, Contaminated, Insufficient quantity,
Specimen older than stability limits, Plastic Red Top tube with additive
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.
WBCALL/cu mmSee report.
NeutrophilsALL%See report.
LymphocytesALL%See report.
MonocytesALL%See report.
RBCALL/cu mmSee report.
Crystal ExamALLNONE PRESENTNONE PRESENT
Fibrin ClotALLNONE PRESENTNONE PRESENT
EosinophilsALL%See report.
BasophilsALL%See report.
BlastsALL%See report.