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Crystals, Synovial Fluid

Crystals, Synovial Fluid (FCR) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Crystals, Synovial Fluid

Test Name: Crystals, Synovial Fluid

Health Link Test Code: FCR

LIS Test Code: SCRY

CPT Code(s): 89060

Methodology: Polarizing Microscopy

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Synovial fluid

Collection Container: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions:

Preferred Collection Container: Lavender (liquid EDTA or sprayed EDTA) or Green (sodium heparin only) top tube. If specimen is not bloody, it can be submitted in a capped syringe (remove needle before submitting to lab).

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens are not acceptable. Specimens collected in powdered EDTA or lithium heparin tubes are not accepted. These anticoagulant types are associated with crystal formation (i.e., false positive results).

Interpretation:

Absent

Interpretation Type: Expected Results