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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Lavender Top
Fluid Cell Count
2 mL.
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Core Lab    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days    
When reported
24 hours / 7 days    
   
LIS code:
FCTDIF
EPIC Code:
BODY FLUID CELL COUNT WITH DIFFERENTIAL
   
Important notes: Fresh pericardial, peritoneal, or synovial fluid should be delivered to lab immediately.Sterile container or lavender tubes accepted. Lavender top recommended.


Rejection criteria: Clotted specimen
Transportation notes:
Transportation devices:
Specimen preparation: Deliver to lab immediately.

MCL Web resources Specimen packaging pages Reference lab 

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Last revised 10/20/2014