GLUCOSE, PLEURAL FLUID

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect pleural fluid and send 1.0 mL fluid (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Hexokinase, Ultra-Violet

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Approximates glucose levels in serum.

Performed
4 days/week

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeGLUPF
CPT-4 Code (s)
82945
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory