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Fluid Cell Count - Peritoneal

Source Peritoneal Fluid
Mnemonic

FLOTHERCC

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

ACH only:
The orderables ACHFLPTC and ACHFLPTCC are used for peritoneal dialysate. The type of fluid must be stated as an order comment.

Specimen Requirements

See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube or 1 x 4 mL green top sodium heparin tube

Place 3-4 mL fluid immediately into EDTA or heparin tube following collection. Mix well.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information DO NOT send large volumes of fluid.
Specimen must not be clotted.
Testing Location Hematology-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s)

Ascitic Fluid, Fluid Cell Count - Dialysate or Renal dialysis

Reference Interval