GLUCOSE, PERICARDIAL FLUID

Specimen Required
Send 3.0 mL pericardial fluid (2.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Hexokinase, Ultra-violet

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Approximates that found in serum

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday Thursday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeGLPCF
CPT-4 Code (s)
82945
LOINC Codes
Glucose, Pericardial Fluid:   33405-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory