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 Counts:
WBC: <150/uL

Synovial Fluid Differentials:
Neutrophils: <25%
Lymphocytes: <75%
Histiocytes: <70%

No Reference Intervals are defined for non-synovial counts and differentials.

References:
kjeldsberg's Body Fluid Analysis. ASCP 2015

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

Fluid Count: 1 hour.
Differential: 24 hours

Soft Order Code
BFFCD
MiChart Code
Body Fluid Count and Differential
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
Laboratory
Hematopathology
Section
Hematology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Special Handling

Send specimen to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.

Normal Volume
1 mL or more
Minimum Volume
1 mL
Rejection Criteria
Specimens received in syringes, vacuum bottles, large containers, green lithium heparin Vacutainer® tubes or plastic red top Vacutainer® tubes containing clot activator will be rejected. Specimens exceeding the storage criteria will be rejected.
Additional Information

Test includes fluid count and fluid differential. Test may include pathologist interpretation of results at an additional charge. By ordering this test, the clinician acknowledges that a pathologist interpretation will be performed and billed as a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
89051
Fee Code
22502