Synovial Fluid Specimen Requirements
- ? SEPTIC ARTHRITIS - Microscopy and Culture for bacterial pathogens (Bacteriology); blood cultures should also be taken. (See also under GONORRHOEA re. the GCFT);
- ? CRYSTAL SYNOVITIS - polarising light microscopy for urate and pyrophosphate crystals (Bacteriology).
(Note that histopathology will also look for crystals).
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