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Epic Code LAB210 Cell Count w/ Differential, Body Fluid

Test Name Alias

Cell Count w/ Differential Body Fluid | Body Fluid Analysis | 8952

Interface Order Alias


Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Body Fluid


Container(s): Lavender EDTA (ideal) or non-heparinized container

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL


Collection Instructions:

  • Label container with patient information, specimen source, and date of collection.
    • Body fluid source required to perform test.
  • All fluids need to be received in lab as soon as possible, ideally aliquoted in a Lavender EDTA, immediately after collection to preserve cell integrity.
  • For EDTA, gently invert tube 8-10 times
  • Transport Temperature (Inpatient/ED): Room Temperature


Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Transport Temperature (Outpatient/Off Site): Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens which are not from a sterile body cavity (e.g. wound drainage, abscess, pus, cyst, etc.)
  • Frozen specimens
  • Specimens that are entirely clotted (with the exception of synovial fluid)

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 4 hours

Refrigerate: (Preferred) 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Reflex Information

Reflex approved by Medical Executive Committee. Please see link: Reflex Testing Document

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day for Cell Count, 24 Hours for Differential

Reference Range

The data is summarized / compiled from published literature.


Synovial fluid

Total nucleated cells (TNC) = 0-150/uL


Serous fluids (pleural, peritoneal, pericardial):

Total nucleated cells (TNC) = 0-500/uL


Other Body Fluids:

The reference range and other method performance specifications have not been established for other body fluids that are not readily obtainable in healthy individuals. The test result must be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Corewell Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Corewell Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Corewell Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Corewell Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Corewell Health Greenville Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Corewell Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI


Automated: Sysmex XN or Manual: Hemocytometer (BAL) Fluids (Microscopy)



CDM Code


Epic Test ID



Specimen Type: 66746-9

Color BFL: 6824-7

Clarity BFL: 33515-8

WBC BFL: 6743-9

RBC BFL: 6741-3

Tot Cells BFL: 38256-4

Segs BFL: 12238-2

Lymphs BFL: 13941-0

Eos BFL: 12209-3

Basos BFL: 12179-8

Blasts BFL: 13522-8

Macrophages BFL: 12230-9

Meso BFL: 12234-1

Reactive Lymph BFL: 13518-6

Immature Cells BFL: 69004-0

Plasma Cells BFL:

Lymphoma Cells BFL:

Other Cells BFL:

Reviewed Date