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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
SYNOVIAL FLUID (Biochemistry Specimen ID: SY)
Test Code: See Reference Values section below
Clinical Information:
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Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Synovial Fluid: 2.0 mL
Reference Values:
Delphic Code Test
Result                    Unit Interpretation
GFL Glucose < 0.55 mmol/L  Normal
    0.55 - 1.11 mmol/L Non-Inflammatory Hemorrhagic Joint Disorders
    0 - 2.22 mmol/L Inflammatory Joint Disorder
    1.11 - 5.55 mmol/L Infectious
    0 - 4.44 mmol/L Crystal Induced
LAFL Lactic Acid < 2.8 mmol/L Normal
    > 9 mmol/L Suggestive of Bacterial Arthritis
UAFL Uric Acid < 0.45 mmol/L Normal Males
    < 0.39 mmol/L Normal Females
CHFL Cholesterol < 65% of
Plasma Level
mmol/L Normal
TGFL Triglyceride < 40% of
Plasma Level
mmol/L Normal
TPFL Protein < 30 g/L Normal
LDFL LD > 750 U/L High Inflammatory Activity
Daily at Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Westman Lab. Other locations dependent on lab shipments to reference labs.
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