Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate hyperviscosity syndrome associated with disorders such as polycythemia, macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.

Mnemonic
VIS-S
Methodology

Quantitative Viscometry

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator or plain red tube.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Effective August 19, 2019
1.10-1.80 cP

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85810

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020056 Viscosity, Serum 3128-6
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Aliases
  • Serum Viscosity
Viscosity, Serum