Gout crystals, Uric acid, Urate, Calcium pyrophosphate, Tophus, Crystals, Synovial, Pseudogout
Synovial fluid aspirate
Aspirate synovial fluid from affected joint and submit recapped syringe without needle. Transport to laboratory ASAP. Label container with patient name and second identifier. Indicate specimen source. Alternative collection: Express synovial fluid into a sterile container or plain red top tube.
Specimens submitted in formalin
1–3 business days from receipt
89060 - Crystal 10
If culture desired, submit separate portion to clinical laboratory.
*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.