VISCOSITY, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Send 3.0 mL whole blood (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Frozen specimen, clotted or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Viscometry

Stability
Room temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
<1 month:   3.6-6.5 cP  
>= 1 month:   3.6-6.0 cP  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeVIS
CPT-4 Code (s)
85810
LOINC Codes
4690-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory