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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • CRYSTAL ID, FLUID

Test Code

  • 6419

Test Synonym

  • Crystal Identification, Fluid

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Body Fluid

Primary Container

  • Green Top (Sodium Heparin), Lavender Top Tube, Plain Red Top Tube

Transport Temp

  • Ambient

TAT

  • 4 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 2 mL JOINT FLUID IN GREEN TOP(NA HEPARIN) TUBE DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE

Specimen Retention

  • 2 mL JOINT FLUID IN GREEN TOP(NA HEPARIN) TUBE DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE Lavender and Plain Red top are also acceptable.