Cell Count, Fluid

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB209
  • Soft Test Code:
  • FCELL
Alternate Names
  • Body Fluid
  • Body Fluid Cell Count
  • Cell Count Fluid (Not CSF)
  • Fluid Cell Count
Included Tests

Clarity; Color; Red Blood Cell Count (RBC); Total Nucleated Cell Count (TNC)


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Client Notes:

Please contact PHL Client Reponse at 266-1500 (Option 2) to request a Stat courier pick up


Specimen Requirements

3.0 mL Fluid in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Alternate Specimen

3.0 mL Fluid in a Clear Red Top Tube - No Clot Activator

TransportAndStorage

24 hours Refrigerated

Collection Instructions

Order must include the site and/or source of collection

Do not centrifuge specimen

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Reference Range will vary depending on fluid type submitted


Test Comments:

If TNC is = or > 5 cells/cumm a fluid differential will be reflexed and charged


Methodology:
  • Instrument Count
  • Microscopic Exam

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Hematology
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01430195 (Reflex 01439051)


CPT Coding

89050 (Reflex 89051)