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Test Code FLDIFF Differential, Fluid

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA) or cup

Specimen Required

Fluid

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Special Handling Instructions

Specimen should be transported to the laboratory ASAP after collection

Reasons for Rejection

Grossly clotted specimen, quantity not sufficient

Methodology

Differential on Wright stain cytospin prep

Turnaround Time

Test performed upon receipt in laboratory

LOINC Code

29580-8

Units of Measure

%

Days and Times Performed

24 hours a day, 7 days a week