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Glucose - Synovial Fluid

Source Synovial Fluid
Mnemonic FLGLU
Specimen Requirements

See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

Gold top SST or light green (mint) top PST tube.

0.5 mL synovial fluid
May be combined with testing for protein.

Specimen Handling If culture is collected on the same tube, send specimen to Microbiology first.
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Joint fluid
Reference Interval