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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Viscosity, Serum

Test Name

Viscosity, Serum

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 5 Red Top.

Minimum Volume = 6-10 mL Serum

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in red top tube. Store and separate at 37°C. Avoid gold top (SST). Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Refrigerate and send sample on ice pack Monday to Friday. Genuine STAT samples can be sent directly to ROSH05

Stability: Stable refrigerated 14 days.

Rejection Criteria: Frozen samples, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

1.4 -1.8 (Relative to Water)

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated:October 03, 2019