Viscosity, Whole Blood
0020054
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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 Name
0020054Viscosity, Whole Blood
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Aliases
  • Viscosity WB
  • WBV