Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

SYNOVIAL CRYSTALS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
SYNCRY      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 89060         Geisinger Epic ID: 7684

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Synovial fluid
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL synovial fluid.
Special notes:
Place synovial fluid in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube (preferred) or a green-top (sodium heparin) tube (acceptable). A red-top (non-serum separator) tube will be accepted if no anticoagulated specimen is available.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Stable 2 days at room temperature or refrigerated.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
89060
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Crystal exam.
Methodology:
Microscopy with polarized light
Synonyms:
Crystal exam
Clinical significance:
Microscopic examination of synovial fluid for the presence and classification of crystals is useful for the diagnosis of gout and pseudogout.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Amanda Mika    
Frequency: Monday-Friday, Day Shift    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Lisa Sheaffer  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat?
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