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Serum Viscosity

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code VISCO
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Collection Instructions If serum is extremely viscous it may be difficult to collect using vacutainers. Use of a syringe and 18 gauge needle may be required.
Container type Gold top x4
Amount to Collect 20 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 10 mL serum
Min. Volume 5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Normal range 1.4-1.8
Stability Refrigerated 4 days
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information A full 5 mL of serum is required for the instrument used; Serum viscosity is measured relative to water at 37C.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the Clinical Laboratories at the Medical Center at UC San Francisco. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT coding 85810
LOINC code 41241-1
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 6/21/2016 12:01:49
Entry Number 997
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