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Test Name:pH, body fluid
Test Number:323
Collect:1.0 mL pericardial, peritoneal or pleural fluid
Container:15 mL Sterile Falcon Tube
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated - 2 hours
time sensitive

Ideally specimens will be tested within 2 hours of collection.
Specimens > 2 but < 24 hours old will be run with a comment added reading “Interpret results with caution, older specimen”
Specimens > 24 hours old will be rejected
Alternate Names:PHF
83986.1
Performing Lab:AHL - Chemistry
Days Set Up:Daily
Expected TAT:1 day
Ref. Ranges:Not established
Collection/
Processing Details:
Indicate body fluid source on request.
Method:IL GEM 4000
CPT Codes:83986
Date Created:08/01/2011
Revised Date:06/24/2019