VISCOSITY, SERUM

LAB765

Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 3 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month

Performed

Mon-Fri

Methodology

Quantitative Viscometry

Reported

1-4 days

Synonyms

  • Serum Viscosity
  • LAB765

Ordering Recommendations

Evaluate plasma hyperviscosity syndrome associated with disorders such as polycythemia, macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.

Reference Interval

1.10-1.80 cP

CPT Codes

85810
Collection

LAB765

Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 3 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month
Ordering

Performed

Mon-Fri

Methodology

Quantitative Viscometry

Reported

1-4 days

Synonyms

  • Serum Viscosity
  • LAB765

Ordering Recommendations

Evaluate plasma hyperviscosity syndrome associated with disorders such as polycythemia, macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

1.10-1.80 cP
Administrative

CPT Codes

85810

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