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CCFLD
CELL COUNT, FLUID

Test Code CCFLD 
Test CELL COUNT, FLUID 
Methodology Manual Microscopy / Hemocytometer / Impedance 
Description Useful in detection of infections, hemorrhage and cellular abnormalities.

Fluids tested are; CSF, Peritoneal, Pericardial, Synovial, Ventricular, Pleural or other fluid.
NOTE: CSF testing includes WBC, RBC and differential if indicated. All other fluids include WBC and differential if indicated. 

Specimen CSF: 1.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) of spinal fluid in a screw-capped, sterile vial. Clotted CSF specimens are not acceptable.
All other fluids: 1.0 mL of body fluid in either a green-top (heparin) tube or a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Clotted specimens may be rejected as clots invalidate quantitative count. Deliver to NorDx (Bramhall site) Hematology ASAP. Cell counts may be falsely decreased if there is a delay in testing. Send specimen(s) refrigerated if delivery to lab is greater than 1 hour; otherwise send at room temperature.

NOTE: INDICATE SOURCE OF SPECIMEN ON
REQUEST FORM. 

Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 89050  Cell Count Fluid without differential
89051  Cell Count Fluid with differential (if indicated)

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