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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
Peritoneal fluid: Nucleated <300/µL
Peritoneal lavage: Nucleated <100/µL
Pericardial fluid: Nucleated <1000/µL
Synovial fluid: Nucleated <200/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.
Synovial fluid: <25% neutrophils
no crystals seen
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 Christopher Parker on November 11, 2021

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.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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