Test Details

Mnemonic

GLPCF

Ordering Code

3400028

CPT-4 Code(s)

82945

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Overnight fasting is preferred.
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Collect

Pericardial fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Send 3.0 mL pericardial fluid frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 28 days
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Methodology

Spectrophotometry
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Reference Range

Approximates that found in serum
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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