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Crystals, Synovial Fluid

Components

Name Method Department Units
Joint Fluid Crystal ID Polarized microscopy
Core Lab, Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Delayed or improper handling

Comments

Joint fluid specimens must be immediately placed into Sodium Heparin collection tubes to avoid clotting.

CPT Code

  • 89060