Ordering Recommendation

May assist in evaluating for joint disease, systemic disease, or inflammation.

Mnemonic
FLD
Methodology

Cell Count/Differential

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Body fluid in liquid EDTA or sodium heparin.

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze. Transport 3 mL body fluid. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

BAL fluid, gastric fluid, or seminal fluid. Synovial fluids collected in powdered EDTA or powdered lithium heparin. Specimens sent with needle. Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.

Remarks

Indicate source on test request form.

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Crystal Analysis: 12 hours, All Others: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

89051

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0009500 Crystals 6825-4
0095001 Fluid Source 14725-6
0095002 Appearance Body Fluid 9335-1
0095003 Clots 41293-2
0095006 Red Blood Cells, Fluid 23860-0
0095007 Differential Total Cell Count
0095008 % Lymphocytes fluid 11031-2
0095010 % PMN fluid 26513-2
0095011 % Eosinophils fluid 32593-6
0095012 % Blasts fluid
0095013 % Other-body fluid cell count 26473-9
0095112 % Mononuclear cells fluid
0095113 Total Nucleated Cell Fluid
0097114 SR Source 31208-2
0099085 Color 6824-7
2000141 % Basophils fluid
2004469 Cell Clumps Present
2004470 Pathology Review
2004471 Debris Present
2004475 Review Notes
2004482 RBC Auto Total
2004494 Total Nucleated Cells Auto
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Aliases
Cell Count, Body Fluid