Mucin Clot Test

Last Modified: 7/15/2016 7:10:55 AM

Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Synovial Fluid in a Red Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Fluid should be collected in a sterile vacuum bottle or other collection container and then aliquoted into red-top (unpreserved) tube. 

Samples with small clots should not be rejected, but the presence of clot should be noted.
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Synovial Fluid
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
48 hours Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gel; EDTA (lavender-top) tubeā€¢ Sodium heparin (green-top) tube
Reference Range: Mucin Clot Test
Methodology: Acetic Acid
Clinical Significance: Test to aid in differential diagnosis of diseases of joints and joint fluid.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 4635 [657X]
CPT Coding: 83872

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