Jun 15, 2017




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Glucose, Pleural Fluid

Glucose, Pleural Fluid (HCPLGLUC) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Glucose, Pleural Fluid

Test Name: Glucose, Pleural Fluid

Health Link Test Code: HCPLGLUC


CPT Code(s): 82945

Methodology: Hexokinase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Pleural Fluid

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Also Acceptable: Gray top, Red top

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of pleural fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.3 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 days

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

1 day

Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid

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


Chemistry - Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf

Results are reported in mg/dL. 


Interpretation Type: Expected Results

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.