Crystals, Fluid

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2147
  • Soft Test Code:
  • FCRY

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Synovial Fluid in a Lavendar Top Tube - EDTA

1.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Na Heparin in a Plastic Vial

Slide, air dried

TransportAndStorage

48 hours Ambient
48-72 hours Refrigerated recommended, if testing delayed 

Collection Instructions

Order must include the site and/or source of collection

Do not centrifuge

Send to the laboratory ASAP

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

No crystals seen


Methodology:
  • Microscopic Polarization

Production Schedule

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

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01465252


CPT Coding

89060