Cell Count and Diff, Fluid (Body Fluid Cell Count and Diff,Fluid Cell Count and Diff)

Slides for morphology may be made up to 24 hours of collection.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
3.0 mL EDTA-Lavender top tube

"Place an aliquot of specimen in EDTA (Lavender top) tube for cell count. Specimens may clot if not placed in preservative.
Testing Frequency: 24/7"

Transport Container
BFL Lavender Body Fluid

Transport Temperature
ASAP for testing

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hours

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.