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Test Code VISC Viscosity, Serum

Specimen Type

Blood

Container/Tube

Red top 

Turnaround Time

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

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 3 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

Specimen and Container/Tube

Blood

Pediatric Volume

7 mL

Methodology

Viscosimeter, Ostwald