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

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

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