pH, Body Fluid

Specimen Required
Collect body fluid and mix well. Send 5.0 mL fluid (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Indicate specimen source.

Rejection Criteria
Chest fluid, Pleural fluid, CSF, Thoracic fluid

Methodology
pH Electrode

Stability
Room temperature: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Sunday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePHBF
CPT-4 Code (s)
83986
LOINC Codes
pH, Body Fluid:   2748-2  
pH Fluid Source:   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory