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BODY FLUID CELL COUNT

Item Value
Approval req'd? no
Available Stat? Yes
Test code FCC
Performed by? Hematology
Sendout? no
Price range $
In House Availability 24 hours/7 days
Principle RBC, WBC, abnormal and neoplastic cells are counted in a hemacytometer.

Container type EDTA (lavender top) tube or Sodium heparin (dark green top tube
Collection Instructions Any body fluid that might clot should be collected in an EDTA tube (lavender top) and mixed well by inversion. 1.0 to 3.0 mL is sufficient volume. Cell count will NOT be performed on a clotted specimen.
Min. Volume 1 mL
Synonyms Fluid Cell Count; Pleural Fluid Cell Count;
Stability Cells may begin to deteriorate after 30 minutes.
Additional information Body fluid cell count does not include cytological evaluation. If required, a separate sample must be submitted to Anatomic Pathology. For questions, contact AP at 206-4365.
CPT coding 89051
Last Updated 10/10/2014 12:06:29 PM
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