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Synovial fluid: cytology

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, Rose Raskin

Overview

  • Synovial fluid is a dialysate of blood and normally has a low white cell count (0.2-0.9 x 10*9/l) with minimal erythrocytes, generally <500 cells/ul.
  • A differential white cell count will help to distinguish inflammatory from non-inflammatory conditions.
  • Details of test the same as the synovial fluid cell count test   Synovial fluid: cell count  .

Sampling

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Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Freeman K P, Todhunter R, Lust G, Rakestraw P, Erb H E, Slusher S H & Carroll B (1991)Polychrome-stained equine synovial fluid cytology - comparison with clinical findings, histologic specimens, Wright-Giemsa stained smears and outcome. Acta Cytol35 (5), 512-520.

Other sources of information

  • McIlwraith C W & Trotter G W (1996) Eds Joint Disease in the Horse.W B Saunders, Philadelphia.
  • Cowell R L & Tyler R D (1992)Cytology and Hematology of the Horse.Mosby, St. Louis. pp 153-161.


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