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Test Code VISC Viscosity, Serum

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Red top

Preferred Volume

30 mL

 

30mL of blood in 3 red top tubes or a minimum volume of 7 mL of serum is required for this procedure.

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

24 hours

STAT Availability

Available

Test Methodology

Viscosimeter, Ostwald

CPT Code

85810

Reference Range

1.4 – 1.8 relative to water

Minimum Volume

7 mL

Test Limitations

 30mL of blood in 3 red top tubes or a minimum volume of 7 mL of serum is required for this procedure.

STAT Turnaround Time

Call lab for Stat analysis during the midnight shift. For emergency specimen, call lab 2-1314

Fee Code

53253