PD Fluid Cell Count

  1. Mix the specimen by gently inverting the bag 2 – 3 times.
  2. Attach Safety Needle to Holder.
  3. Remove green needle cover and insert needle into medication port.
  4. Insert the stopper of the Lavender Top Tube into the Holder. This will pierce the stopper and allow the tube to automatically fill.
  5. Gently invert tube 10 times.
  6. Use the bar code label with patient’s name and ID to identify the specimen.
  7. Preferred: Refrigerate 2°-8° C.
    Acceptable: Room Temperature
  8. Due to short stability, specimen must be collected and shipped to the laboratory Monday through Friday only.