pH, body fluid

Alphabetical Test listing

pH, body fluid-323

  
pH, body fluid
  
323
  
83986.1
  
PHF
  
Pericardial, peritoneal or pleural fluid
  

Sterile vial/container

  
1.0 mL
  

Submit entire specimen

 

  

Sterile vial/container

  

Source

  

Refrigerated - 2 hours (time sensitive)

Ideally specimens will be tested within 2 hours of collection.

Specimens > 2 but < 24 hours old will be run with a comment added reading “Interpret results with caution, older specimen”

  
  •  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
    • Specimens > 24 hours old
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

IL GEM 4000

  

Not established

  
83986
  
08/01/2011
  
06/24/2019
  
02/10/2020