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Fluid Cell Count - Dialysate

Source Fluid (Peritoneal, Renal)
Mnemonic FLOTHERCC

If differential is ordered, enter both the cell count mnemonic FLOTHERCC and the differential mnemonic FLOTHERC 

ACH only: For peritoneal dialysate, refer to Fluid Cell Count - Peritoneal
Specimen Requirements See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Place 3-4 mL fluid immediately into EDTA tube, mix well by inverting tube 6-8 times.
Specimen Handling
Additional Information DO NOT send large volumes of fluid.
Must not be clotted.
Testing Location Hematology-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH & SHC
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s) Fluid Cell Count - Peritoneal or Renal Dialysis
Reference Interval