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Test Code NBLD0216 Rheumatoid Factor, Synovial Fluid

Methodology

Nephelometric

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Green top (heparin), red top, or other suitable container

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send 1 ml ambient.  Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Specimen Stability

 

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body fluid Ambient 4 hours
  Refrigerated 24 hours

 

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86430-Rheumatoid factor; qualitative