Keywords/Mnemonics: Cell Count BF
Specimen should arrive within 1 hour of collection. Call Metropolitan Medical Laboratory prior to specimen collection for STAT pickup.
SPINAL FLUID - Call Metropolitan Medical Laboratory Courier for STAT transport to a Hospital Sites only. Specimen must arrive within 1 hour of collection.
SPINAL FLUID - Collect in appropriate sterile containers with no additve.
Synovial fluid or other body fluid (except spinal fluid): 1 lavender-top tube (1.0 mL fluid) and/or sterile screw-cap container without a clot activator (minimum 3.0 mL) of body fluid.
Send specimen refrigerated.
Specimen source is required on requisition.
Specimen with clots greater than 50%.
Specimen not refrigerated.
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