Test Details

Mnemonic

ALPRC

Ordering Code

3622000

CPT-4 Code(s)

82042

Specimen Information

Collect

Pericardial fluid

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL pericardial fluid in a screw capped plastic vial.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Stability

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

Methodology

Nephelometry
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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