Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

Fluid Count: 1 hour.
Differential: 24 hours

MiChart Code
Body Fluid Count and Differential
Soft Order Code
BFFCD

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Ascitic Fluid Analysis
Cyst Fluid Analysis
Dialysate Analysis
Differential Count, Body Fluid
Fluid Count/Differential
Paracentesis Fluid Analysis
Pericardial Fluid Analysis
Pleural Fluid Analysis
RBC, Body Fluid
Red Cell Count, Body Fluid
Thoracentesis Fluid Analysis
WBC, Body Fluid
White Blood Cell Morphology, Body Fluid
White Cell Count, Body Fluid
Ascitic Fluid Analysis
Cyst Fluid Analysis
Dialysate Analysis
Differential Count, Body Fluid
Fluid Count/Differential
Paracentesis Fluid Analysis
Pericardial Fluid Analysis
Pleural Fluid Analysis
RBC, Body Fluid
Red Cell Count, Body Fluid
Thoracentesis Fluid Analysis
WBC, Body Fluid
White Blood Cell Morphology, Body Fluid
White Cell Count, Body Fluid
FLUID DIFFERENTIAL
FD
FC
FLUID CELL COUNT
HEMATOLOGY INTERPRET - FLUID
APPEARANCE
COLOR
RBC/CMM
TYPE/#
WBC/CMM
BASOS
BLAST
EOSINO
HISTIO
LYMPH
MESO
NUC RBC
OTHER
PLASMAS
SEG
TOTAL
TYPE /#
BASOPHILS
BLASTS
TYPE-SLASH-TUBE NUMBER
EOSINOPHILS
HISTIOCYTE
MESOTHELIAL
NUCLEATED RBCS IN FLUIDS
OTHER UNKNOWN CELL TYPE
PLASMA CELLS
SEGMENTED NEUTROPHILS
TYPE-SLASH-TUBE NUMBER
PATH REV F
Synovial Fluid Analysis

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Sysmex XN9000 for automated cell counts.
Manual hemocytometer cell counts and manual cytospin differential preparations.

Test Usage

Evaluation of body fluids for a variety of disease states.

Reference Range

Synovial fluid: appearance should be clear and colorless, WBC = 0-200/cmm, and SEGS <25%. All other non-CSF fluids have no reference values as fluid accumulations are not normal.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen using aseptic technique. For optimal results, specimen should reach laboratory within 1 hr. of collection.If specimen must be stored, refrigeration is recommended. Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.

Red Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL or more
Minimum Volume
1 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
89051
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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