Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Crystals - Surgical joint specimens

Test Name: Crystals - Surgical joint specimens
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Pathology - UH
Specimen Type: Tissue
Collection Information: Fix specimen in 100% ethanol and label as such. Do not expose to formalin or saline, as either will dissolve any crystals that might be present.
Requisition: PowerChart: E-order choosing appropriate specimen. See Identification of Clinical Specimens.
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
7 days
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2016-03-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Routine Histology with modified fixation, processing and cutting procedures.
Critical Information Required: Clinical history is crucial to an accurate diagnosis.
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Surgical Pathology Request
Referred To:  

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