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Body Fluids: Synovial Fluid

 Body Fluids: Synovial Fluid (9819-11) Learn the structure of a common joint and composition of synovial fluid as well as characteristic laboratory tests. Learn to relate synovial fluid laboratory findings to differentiate non-inflammatory and inflammatory, infections, crystal-induced and hemorrhagic diseases.

Code 9819-11
Level Basic

Member Price

$65

Non-Member Price

$110

 

Additional Details

PEP hours: 9
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Description: Learn the structure of a common joint and composition of synovial fluid as well as characteristic laboratory tests. Learn to relate synovial fluid laboratory findings to differentiate non-inflammatory and inflammatory, infections, crystal-induced and hemorrhagic diseases.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the structure of a common joint and the function of synovial fluid
  • Tabulate the five major disease groups that can be differentiated by analysis of synovial fluid
  • Outline the physical characteristics of synovial fluid
  • Describe the cellular contents of synovial fluid
  • Describe in detail the use of polarized light in the identification of crystals
  • Tabulate the important features of crystals and artefacts seen in synovial fluids
  • Outline the other tests that might be used in testing synovial fluid
  • Describe the microbiological testing and review the types of organisms found in an infected joint
  • Describe the underlying causes of gout

Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: November 2011