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Cell Counts - Non CSF - other (Body Fluid Cell Count)

Test ID   LAB209
EPIC Order   BODY FLUID CELL COUNT
CPT Code(s)   89051
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 1.5 mL fluid: see important Comments
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
  STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal:  


Appearance:  
pale yellow (BAL=colorless, clear  
Cell counts:  
Pleural fluid
Nucleated<1000/µL
  RBC<100,000/µL
   
Peritoneal fluid
Nucleated<300/µL
   
Peritoneal lavage Nucleated<100/µL
  RBC<50,000/µL (<1000/µL in cases of penetrating trauma)
   
Pericardial fluid Nucleated<1000/µL
   
Differential:  
Pleural fluid <50% lymphocytes
   
Peritoneal fluid <25% neutrophils
   
Bronchoalveolar lavage Global "normal" values are not available due to the effects of specimen processing, lavage technique, and cigarette smoking. Macrophages constitute the largest percentage of cells normally obtained.
  Critical: Blasts, Abnormal Cells, Microorganisms, Monosodium Urate Crystals,Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystals
Comments Use Heparin Anticoagulant to Prevent Clotting
Specify Fluid Type
Deliver immediately in screw top tube
- SYRINGE OR BAG NOT ACCEPTABLE

Reviewed by jcayless on February 16, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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