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Viscosity, Whole Blood
0020054
Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate hyperviscosity syndrome associated with plasma cell dyscrasia.

Mnemonic
VIS
Methodology
Quantitative Viscometry
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2 EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
DO NOT FREEZE. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.6 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
0 up to 1 month: 3.6-6.5 cP
1 month and older: 3.6-6.0 cP
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
85810
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020054Viscosity, Whole Blood4690-4
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Aliases
  • Viscosity WB
  • WBV