Body Fluid Cell Count and Differential


Sunquest Code:BFLD  
Epic Code:LAB210Epic Name:Cell Count with Differential Fluid
Synonyms:Fluid Analysis, Cell Count
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
Test Includes:Appearance, color, nucleated cells and differential.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Identify type of specimen on request form, e.g., bronchial lavage, cyst fluid, joint fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal dialysate, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, synovial fluid. Refer to Synovial Fluid, Birefringent Crystal Examination listing. For other body fluid types, contact the laboratory.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fluid
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:Submit less if unable to obtain 1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 2 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Peritoneal dialysate greater than 100 TNC/uL
Reference Range:

 

Appearance:

Color:     Pale yellow to colorless

Clarity:    Clear

 

Fluid Type

Total Nucleated Cell Count

Differential

Pleural

<1000 TNC/uL

<25% PMN

Pericardial

<1000 TNC/uL

<25% PMN

Peritoneal

<500 TNC/uL

<25% PMN

Synovial Fluid

<200 TNC/uL

<25% PMN

Peritoneal Dialysate

<50 TNC/uL

<25% PMN

Amniotic Fluid

<100 TNC/uL

 

 

References:

Kjeldsberg C, Knight J: Laboratory examination of cerebrospinal, seminal, serous, and synovial fluids. American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Chicago, 1993.

 

Use:Evaluation of cell counts on body fluids, e.g., Bronchial lavage, cyst fluid, joint fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal dialysate, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, or synovial fluid.


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