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Cell Ct+Cryst+Mucin(Synovial)

Test ID: 


CPT code:

83872, 89051, 89060

Specimen Type:

Synovial fluid

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Green-top (heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. The lavender-top (EDTA) tube is not preferred for crystal exam.


State synovial fluid and collection site on all samples submitted to the lab.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature. Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Stability Requirements:

Room temperature             Unstable
Refrigerated                       2 days(48 hours)
Frozen                                Unstable
Freeze/thaw cycles            Unstable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted specimen; improperly labeled specimen; gel-barrier tube

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