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Fluid Cell Count - Synovial

Source Synovial Fluid
Mnemonic

FLCC

If a differential is ordered, enter both the cell count mnemonic FLCC and differential mnemonic FLC.

Specimen Requirements

See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

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

Place 3-4 mL of fluid into EDTA or sodium heparin tube immediately following collection.
Mix well by inverting tube 6-8 times.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information State synovial fluid source on the requisition under "Fluid type".
Testing Location Hematology-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s) Joint fluid
Reference Interval WBC: 0 - 200 x 106/L
RBC: none seen