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Test Name

Synovial Fluid Analysis, Complete

CPT Code(s)

83872, 89051, 89060

Includes

Appearance, Color, Microscopic Cell Differential, Crystals, Mucin Clot

Methodology

Microscopic Examination/Polarized Light

Reference Range(s)

See Medical Report

Clinical Significance

Immunologic, mechanical, chemical or bacteriologic damage may alter the permeability of the membranes and capillaries of the joints to produce varying degrees of inflammatory response. Various disorders produce changes in the chemical constituents of the joint fluid and in the type of cell population present.

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