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Fluid should be collected in a syringe and transferred immediately to a heparin green top tube.
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Preferred volume: 1 mL
Minimum volume: 1mL
Specimen not transferred to heparin green top will clot. Count cannot be performed on clotted specimen.
Offsite: Specimens should be sent within 2 hours of collection on a cold pack in an insulated container.
Acceptable fluid types are: Synovial and pleural.
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