Children's Mercy Kansas City
Name
Body Fluid Cell Count

Synonyms
Synovial Fluid Cell Count

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
Synovial fluid: Minimum of 1 mL of synovial fluid in sodium heparin green top tube
Other sources: Minimum of 1 mL of fluid in an EDTA lavender top tube

Availability
Stat, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hour Routine: 4 hours

Special Instructions
Deliver to the lab ASAP

Methodology
Manual Microscopy

Ranges
None established

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