Body Fluids Cell Count and Differential

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: F/P-D C-D (peritoneal dialysate); F/PCRD C-D (pericardial); F/SYN C-D (synovial)
POE DESCRIPTION: Pericardial fluid - CELL COUNT & DIFF PERICARDIAL; PERICARDIAL COUNT AND DIFF

Peritoneal fluid - CELL COUNT & DIFF PERITONEAL; FL PERITONEAL COUNT AND DIFF

Pleural fluid - CELL COUNT & DIFF PLEURAL; FL PLEURAL COUNT AND DIFF

Synovial fluid - CELL COUNT & DIFF SYNOVIAL; FL SYNOVIAL COUNT AND DIF

Miscellaneous - CELL COUNT AND DIFF MISC; FL MISC CELL COUNT & DIFF

CPT CODE: 89051
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Requisitions must state specific site aspirated.
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (EDTA) tube, urine sample container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Body fluid (eg, pleural fluid, synovial fluid, cyst fluid, paracentesis fluid, pericardial fluid, etc)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Sent to the laboratory with needle on syringe
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be brought directly to the laboratory after collection. Do not store.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Pleural fluid: clear and colorless to pale yellow; <1000 WBC/mm3; <25% polys; 0-RBC. Peritoneal fluid: clear and colorless to pale yellow; <500 WBC/mm3; <25% granulocytes; <100,000 RBC/mm3. Pericardial fluid: clear and colorless to pale yellow; <500 WBC/mm3; <25% polys; 0-RBC; synovial fluid: granulocytes <25% of nucleated cells; nucleated cell count <200/mm3.

LAST UPDATED:

11-22-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Extravascular Fluid Cell Count; Fluid Cell Count