pH, Body Fluid


Sunquest Code:FPHP  
Epic Code:LAB110Epic Name:PH Fluid
Methodology:Quantitative by pH electrode or qualitative by pH indicator strip, depending on fluid.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, 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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