Fluid Analysis:- Part 8 – Synovial Fluid Analysis, Procedure for Arthrocentesis
Sample of the Synovial fluid
- Synovial fluid is the aspirated fluid from the synovial spaces called Arthrocentesis.
- Collect specimens in three tubes:
- Tube 1 for culture.
- Tube 2 for microscopy, add heparin and do not use EDTA powder.
- You can use liquid EDTA.
- Tube 3 for chemistry.
- For glucose, the patient should have 6 hours fast.
- Synovial fluid can be aspirated from joints of: