Test Details

Mnemonic

PHBF

Ordering Code

3619600

CPT-4 Code(s)

83986

Specimen Information

Collect

Body fluid
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Specimen Preparation

Send 5.0 mL of well-mixed body fluid refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Indicate specimen source.
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Minimum Volume

1.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Chest fluid, Pleural fluid, CSF, Thoracic fluid
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Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 7 days
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Methodology

pH Electrode
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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