Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Body Fluid Cell Count

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
3 ml in sterile tube* or polycup

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hr Routine: 4 hrs

Special Instructions
* Synovial fluid MUST be collected in a lavender top tube

Methodology
Manual Microscopy

Ranges
None established

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