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Test Code VISC Serum Viscosity

Specimen Type

Blood

Container/Tube

Red top 

Turnaround Time

24 hours

STAT Days and Times Performed

Available

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

Days and Times Performed

24/7

Method Name

Ostwald Viscosimeter

Preferred Volume

30 mL

Collect six 6 mL red top tubes. A minimum volume of 7 mL of serum is required for this procedure.

Test Limitations

 30mL of blood in 6 red top tubes or a minimum volume of 7 mL of serum is required for this procedure.

Fee Code

53253

Specimen Minimum Volume

7 mL of serum

CPT

85810

Reference Values

1.4 – 1.8 relative to water