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Test Name: Cholesterol, Peritoneal Fluid

Test Code(s): PECHOL / HCPECHOL

CPT Code(s): 84311

Methodology: Enzymatic

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Peritoneal Fluid

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

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Peritoneal Fluid

Volume Required: Preferred: 0.5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing: Do not centrifuge specimen unless bloody.  If bloody, centrifuge and transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial.  Do NOT ultracentrifuge.  Refrigerate.

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


Interpretation

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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