Nov 21, 2017




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pH, Pleural Fluid

pH, Pleural Fluid (HCPLPH) Blood Gas Lab Test

Name: pH, Pleural Fluid

Test Name: pH, Pleural Fluid

Health Link Test Code: HCPLPH

LIS Test Code: PLPH

CPT Code(s): 83986

Methodology: Electrode

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

Stability Ambient:

1 hour

Stability Refridgerated:

2 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid

Testing Volume: 1.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.

Unacceptable Criteria:

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