Apr 2, 2015




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Specific Gravity, Body Fluid

Specific Gravity, Body Fluid (HCBSG) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Specific Gravity, Body Fluid

Test Name: Specific Gravity, Body Fluid

Health Link Test Code: HCBSG

LIS Test Code: BSG

CPT Code(s): 84315

Methodology: Refractometer

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

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of body fluid.

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Result dependent on specimen type.