Test Details

Mnemonic

VISCS

Ordering Code

3701610

CPT-4 Code(s)

85810

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 2.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed or clotted specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology

Kinematic Viscometer
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Reference Range

1.5 - 1.9 Relative to H2O
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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