Name: pH, Pleural Fluid
Test Name: pH, Pleural Fluid
Health Link Test Code: HCPLPH
LIS Test Code: PLPH
CPT Code(s): 83986
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.
Specimen: Pleural Fluid
Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe
Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid
Testing Volume: 1.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.
Non-PICO syringes, clotted specimens, viscous specimens, specimens with air in the syringe, specimens past stability time are not acceptable.
Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf