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  Crystal Analysis Specimen Type:
  also known as Synovial Fluid Crystal Analysis, Synovial Crystals

Other


RHEUMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL Heparin Tube
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A None Seen
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 0.5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 2 drops (50 uL)
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Crystalline Anticoagulants
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Rheumatology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekdays
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Polarizing Microscopy
Special Instructions: Crystal analysis will check for urate, CPPD, and cholesterol. Heparin specimens are preferred, EDTA will be acceptable.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CRYST
CyberLAB code: 7513
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A