pH, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:FPHP   
Order Code:LAB110Order Name:PH Fluid
Methodology:Quantitative by pH electrode or qualitative by pH indicator strip, depending on fluid.
CPT Codes: 83986 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate source of fluid on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fluid
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Place on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately. Acceptable without ice if received in lab within 30 minutes of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours.
Stability:If specimen did not come on ice, it can be run if it was brought to laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood.
Use:This test is most often used to distinguish transudates and exudates.


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