Lab Test : Body Fluid Cell Count and Differential

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Includes:Color, turbidity, cell per mm/3 and WBC differential.
Phone:(937) 641-3430
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:1 hour
Specimen:Body fluid site specific, i.e., bronchial wash, cyst fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, synovial fluid
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Suitable sterile container
Temperature:Do not store. Do not refrigerate. Do not transport via the tube system. Deliver to Hematology within 30 minutes and verify delivery with someone in the department.
Rejection:Clotted or refrigerated specimen.
Normal:Normal bronchial epithelial cells presence is necessary to assess validity of specimen collections in bronchial wash specimens. Normal lining cells may be present in all fluids.
Uses:Diagnosis of primary pulmonary infection, hemorrhage, malignant neoplasmas, mechanical immunologic, chemical and other pathologic conditions.
Limitations:A traumatic (bloody) collections or specimens contaminated with blood may make interpretation difficult. Specimens delivered to the laboatory more than 30 minutes post collection may experience WBC lysis.
Method:Microscopic stained, electrical impedance

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