Analysis of Body Fluids
Self-Study 116 – Basic to Intermediate Level
Contact Hours (Points): 12
Written by Jerelyn Walters MT(ASCP)SH
Published 2004. Updated 2014.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I: CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID
Pathophysiology Fluid Formation and Function; Fluid Formation; Fluid Function; Clinical Testing; Indications
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Traumatic Tap Differentiation; Indications of a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Indications of a Traumatic Tap; Meningitis; CNS Malignancy; Cell Counting; Cell Identification; CSF Normal Values
SECTION II: SYNOVIAL FLUID
Pathophysiology Fluid Formation and Function; Clinical Testing; Indication; Collection and Appearance; Cell Counting; Crystal Identification; Cell Identification
SECTION III: SEROUS FLUIDS
Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial; Fluid Function and Formation; Pleural Fluid; Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL); Peritoneal Fluid; Peritoneal Dialysate; Peritoneal Lavage; Pericardial Fluid; Transudates and Exudates; Cell Counting; Cell Identification; Mesothelial and Malignant Cell Differentiation; Other Microscopic Findings
SECTION IV: SEMEN ANALYSIS
Specimen Collection; Glossary; Clinical Testing; Criteria for Normal Morphology; Abnormal Morphology; Identification of Other Cellular Elements; Reference Ranges for Semen Analysis; Testing of Plastic Containers for Toxicity; Eosin-Nigrosin Stain
SECTION V: BODY FLUID CELL COUNTS
Specimen Requirements; Manual Cell Counting; Hemacytometer Cell Counts on Body Fluid Specimens; Automated Cell Counting
SECTION VI: PREPARATION OF BODY FLUID SLIDES
Principle; Clinical Significance; Specimen; Materials; Calibration; Quality Control; Procedure