Name: Cytology, Synovial Fluid
Test Name: Cytology, Synovial Fluid
Health Link Test Code: HCPATHM
LIS Test Code: PATHM
CPT Code(s): 88112
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.
Specimen: Synovial fluid
Collection Container: See collection instructions.
Follow standard aseptic collection procedures. Within 1 hour of collection, express the aspirated synovial fluid directly into a pre-filled CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cup. DO NOT pour off ANY of the CytoLyt fluid prior to adding the sample.
NOTE: THIS PROCEDURE IS FOR CYTOLOGY SPECIMENS ONLY. Please refer to the Lab Test Directory for other tests that are performed on synovial fluid.
|Ordering instructions for CytoLyt Specimen Collection cups:|
|Order through Central Supply, item #4013061.|
1 hour fresh; 8 days in CytoLyt
Sample Analyzed: Synovial Fluid
Place specimen container inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket. Transport specimen to laboratory.
Specimens submitted in syringes, blood collection tubes, sterile containers, or formalin.
Report provides intrepretation. Contact the UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for further information.
Abnormal findings must be correlated with history and other test results.
Request form must include patient's name, medical record number, date of birth, specimen source, collection date, clinic and phone number, clinician's full name and pager number, and pertinent clinical history.