Crystal,Synovial Fluid

Unsuitable samples: frozen samples, samples with large clots, and any sample over 48 hours old.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
0.01 mL 1.0 mL of FLuid in Na Heparin, or Lav top (EDTA) 2nd

"1.0 mL of specimen should be placed in a NaHep tube (preferred) or Lav top, or prepared slides submitted.
Testing Frequency: 24/7"

Transport Container
BFL Lavender Body Fluid

Transport Temperature

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

Light-microscopy Polarization

Clinical Significance
"Expected Value(s):
None seen"

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.