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Viscosity

Source Blood
Mnemonic VIS
Specimen Requirements

Extra-regional sites: see Viscosity, Extra-regional.

Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).

6 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tubes 
                
Minimum volume 8.0 mL serum

Phone Immunochemistry (403-770-3267) before specimen is collected.

Collect specimens Monday - Friday mornings on regular business days only.
Test NOT available on weekends or STAT holidays.

Specimen Handling

DO NOT refrigerate; store at room temperature.

Specimen must reach Immunochemistry by 13:00.
Additional Information Assay can only be ordered as a stat but can be sent in regular courier run if it reaches the DSC by 13:00.
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval 1.4 - 1.8