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Plasma Viscosity (PV)

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
ID Tests&Tubes0094
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: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con A separate EDTA blood sample is required if HbA1c, PTH, FBC or ESR is also requested.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:
https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/
Telepath PVL
ICE Codes PVL