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POLARIZED LIGHT SYNOVIAL (POL)

Department: Urinalysis / Body Fluids
Test Synonym(s): POL
CPT Codes: 89060
Methodology: Polarized light visual
Reference Range: Negative for crystals
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Synovial fluid
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 250 uL
Reasons for Rejection: Clotted, specimen age
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour
Special Instructions: Deliver to the lab immediately. Cell counts not included.

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