Synovial Fluid

The RCPAQAP Synovial Fluid discipline assesses the ability of laboratories to detect the key disease-related crystals (monosodium urate monohydrate, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate) and to differentiate those from other crystalline structures such as corticosteroid, cholesterol and cartilage that may be found in synovial fluid.

Synovial Fluid Crystals

The aim of this program is to assess the detection of key disease related crystals found in synovial fluid

Catalogue Number


Frequency (No of surveys/year)


Cases/samples per survey


Sample Type

Synovial fluid

Sample volume



May, December


Monosodium urate monohydrate (Urate), calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) or other crystals

Storage and Handling

Samples must be stored at room temperature but should be examined as soon as possible

Additional Comments

Educational Component with videos of microscopic examination of synovial fluid complementary with the program

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020