|Includes:||Color, turbidity, cell per mm/3 and WBC differential.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Specimen:||Body fluid site specific, i.e., bronchial wash, cyst fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, synovial fluid|
|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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