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

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

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.

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