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BODY FLUID PANEL, PLEURAL FLUID

Item Value
Available Stat? Yes
Test code PLEUP
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
In House Availability Routine or STAT: 7 days/week.
Interpretation

Fluid/Serum LDH Ratio:
Transudate:  < 0.6
Exudate:       > 0.5

Fluid/Serum TP Ratio:
Transudate:    < 0.5
Exudate:         > 0.4


Collection Instructions Serum should be collected within 24 hours of fluid specimen.
Special instructions Any body fluid for chemical analysis that might clot should be collected in a heparinized syringe or placed in a green top blood collection tube.
Stability 3 days at 4 degrees C.
Additional information Fluid LDH, Serum LDH, Fluid Total Protein, Serum Total Protein, Fluid/Serum LDH Ratio, Fluid/Serum Total Protein Ratio
See individual tests.
Last Updated 6/13/2013 11:10:35 AM
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