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RBC, Body Fluid

Mnemonic:    [BF RBC CT]
Name:    RBC, Body Fluid
Specimen:    1 mL minimum of CSF, synovial, peritoneal or other fluid. CSF should be submitted in plain tubes. Synovial or other serous fluid should be collected in heparinized tubes for cell counts. Clotted specimens are unacceptable for cell counts.
  Method:    Manual count
Note:    Indicate specific source of Body Fluid.