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Fluids, miscellaneous - for Biochemistry

Alternate names:
Albumin - fluid
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
BFLUID
Specimen types:
Fluid
Container types:
Sterile Jar
Plain tube no gel
Sterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Please indicate on the request form the fluid type and the test/s required.

Requests marked "Fluid for Biochemistry" will be analysed for only protein and glucose.

These tests are available if specifically requested - sodium, potassium, amylase, lactate dehydrogenase, albumin, creatinine and pH

Selected tumour markers are available after consultation

Viscous fluids will not be analysed without consultation

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Total Protein

Transudate - < 20 g/L

Exudate - > 30 g/L

Synovial Fluid - 10 - 30 g/L

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW