Synovasure, Synovial Fluid

Sunquest Code:SYNOVA  
Epic Code:LAB6665Epic Name:Synovasure Periprosthetic Joint Infection Detection
Synonyms:Alpha Defensin
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86140, 83516, 84311
Test Includes:Alpha Definsin, CRP and hemoglobin on synovial fluid
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Synovial Fluid
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Collection Instructions:Collection in a sterile plastic leakproof container or plain red tube without clot activator is preferred. A red top no-gel tube with clot activator is not considered acceptable; however, samples will be accepted if no solid clot has formed when received by the testing laboratory. Samples with a solid clot will be canceled.
Causes for Rejection:Samples collected in an expired tube or red gel tube. Frozen specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Transport specimen in the original collection container. Specimen source is required. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (CD Laboratories via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013008


Reference Range:By report.
Use:The Synovasure PJI Alpha Defensin Test for Periprosthetic Joint Infection is intended to be used as an adjunct to current diagnostic methods in the diagnosis of periprosthestic infection. (PJI).

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