Plasma Viscosity (PV)
A non specific indicator of plasma protein levels. The Plasma Viscosity gives a measure of the acute phase response; i.e. the increase in assorted plasma proteins and fibrinogen in blood plasma stimulated by a variety of causes (e.g. infection, neoplasm or inflammatory disease).
|Tube||04 (EP) - EDTA Plasma|
|Additional Information||A minimum volume 2.0ml of plasma is required for this test. It is advised that a full adult EDTA sample is collected to ensure this requirement is met. No add ons allowed|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: 4 Hours
In-Patient: 24 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Collection Con||A separate EDTA blood sample is required if HbA1c, PTH, FBC or ESR is also requested.
‘If referred from an external laboratory, sample may be plasma only; pass straight to Haematology BMS, do not discard’
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