Nov 21, 2017




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LD, Total, Body Fluid

LD, Total, Body Fluid (GM2800) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: LD, Total, Body Fluid

Test Name: LD, Total, Body Fluid

Health Link Test Code: GM2800

LIS Test Code: BLD

CPT Code(s): 83615

Methodology: Lactate-Pyruvate

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Body fluid

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of body fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.3 mL

Stability Ambient:

7 days

Stability Refridgerated:

4 days

Stability Frozen:

6 weeks

Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Synovial fluid is not acceptable.


Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf

Results are reported in U/L.

Additional Information:

This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method.  The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.