Collect

One 4 mL Sodium Heparin (Dark Green) Tube Preferred, will accept EDTA (Lavender) Tube

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, solidly clotted, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL Body Fluid Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 24 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Indicate type of body fluid. If >/= 5 nucleated cells, will reflex to BF differential.

Department

Hematology

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Cell Count Microscopy

Interpretive Data

The reference ranges for body fluids are not well defined.  The results must be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

CPT Codes

89050 Cell Count.  If reflex to differential use 89051 Cell Count and Differential
Collection

Collect

One 4 mL Sodium Heparin (Dark Green) Tube Preferred, will accept EDTA (Lavender) Tube

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, solidly clotted, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL Body Fluid Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 24 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Indicate type of body fluid. If >/= 5 nucleated cells, will reflex to BF differential.

Department

Hematology
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Cell Count Microscopy
Result Interpretation

Interpretive Data

The reference ranges for body fluids are not well defined.  The results must be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

Administrative

CPT Codes

89050 Cell Count.  If reflex to differential use 89051 Cell Count and Differential

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