Fluid Cell Count

Specimen Fluid
Container Type Lavender Top Tube

Stability 2 days
Turnaround Time 1 day
Methodology Fluorescent Flow Cytometry and Manual Differential
Reference Range See patient report.
Transport Temp Preferred: Refrigerate 2° – 8° C

Acceptable: Room Temperature 

Instructions Specify source on specimen. A manual differential is performed on WBC count of 100 cells or greater.
Analytes Color, Turbidity, WBC; Manual Differential (Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils), if warranted.
CPT Code 89051