Viscosity, Serum (VISC)

Test Code
LAB765

Quest Code
918

Alias/See Also
VISC

CPT Codes
85810

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum in gold top tube

Minimum Volume
1.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plain red top tube

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology
Kinematic Viscometer

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
AM Tuesday-friday

Report Available
5 days

Reference Range
1.5-1.9 relative to H2O

Clinical Significance
High serum viscosity may be most commonly observed in patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and multiple myeloma. Patients with high viscosity may have capillary occlusion, stasis hypoxia, and acidosis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-2228




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.