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Test Code JTC Joint Tissue Crystals

Collection Container

10% neutral buffered formalin

Specimen Required

Joint tissue

Special Handling Instructions

See "Joint Fluid Crystals" for separate crystal analysis.

Crystals cannot be reliably identified within tissue

Transport Temperature

Room temperatue

Methodology

Routine histology processing

Days and Times Performed

8 am - 3 pm, Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time

3-4 days

CPT Code

88305