Synovasure, Synovial Fluid

Abbrev Code:SYNOVA   
Order Code:LAB6665Order Name:Synovasure Periprosthetic Joint Infection Detection
Synonyms:Alpha Defensin
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86140 x1, 83516 x1, 84311 x1
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.
Special Instructions:Indicate specific collection site (for example right elbow, left knee, etc.) on collection container.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Synovial Fluid
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Collection in a sterile plastic leakproof container or plain red tube without clot activator is preferred. Indicate collection site on collection container.
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. Indicate specific collection site on collection container. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated.
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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