Aspirated Knee/Joint/Cyst
Epic code: LAB8241 or LAB8253
Order form: Epic Req
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Cytopathology
5222 RCP
1 mL fluid aspirated from joints, cysts, masses, or breast lesions.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
Between 0800-1700, cap and label with patient's name, hospital number, and specimen source, the syringe into which it was aspirated and deliver promptly to the laboratory fresh. Do NOT make smears. After 1700 daily, weekends and holidays transfer specimen to Vacutainer tube, label with patient name and deliver to Specimen Control (6240 RCP).
Turn Around Time:
2 days
Reference Range:
The pathologist will provide an interpretative report.
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery