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Test Name: Glucose, Pleural Fluid


CPT Code(s): 82945

Methodology: Hexokinase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour. All requests processed stat.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Pleural Fluid

Collection Instructions: Indicate source of pleural fluid.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: Gray top, Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Pleural Fluid

Volume Required: Preferred: 0.5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge.  Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial.  Refrigerate.  

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately.  Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Unacceptable Criteria: Specimens greater than 2 hours old when received by the laboratory are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 2 hours
Frozen: okay if frozen within 2 hours


Expected Results:

Results are reported in mg/dL. 


Additional Information:

This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method.  The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.

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