Cell Count, Fluid

Last Modified: 11/13/2019 9:44:22 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Please contact PHL Client Reponse at 266-1500 (Option 2) to request a Stat courier pick up
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

3.0 mL Fluid in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions: Order must include the site and/or source of collection

Do not centrifuge specimen
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Fluid
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

24 hours Refrigerated

Reference Range:

Reference Range will vary depending on fluid type submitted

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: If WBC is = or > 5 cells/cumm a fluid differential will be reflexed and charged
Methodology: Microscopic Exam / Instrument Count
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: FCELL
EPIC Test Code: LAB209
Alternate Test Names: Fluid Cell Count
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 89050 (Reflex 89051)

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