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Test ID BLOD0120 Viscosity, Serum

Reporting Name

Viscosity, S

Useful For

Detection of increased viscosity


Monitoring patients with hyperviscosity syndrome

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Keep specimen at 37° C (eg, 37° C Thermopak, heat block) until after centrifugation and separation of cells.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.65 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

≥16 years: ≤1.5 centipoises

Reference values have not been established for patients that are <16 years of age.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Continuously until 2 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VISCS Viscosity, S 3128-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8168 Viscosity, S 3128-6

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Serum gel tube

Method Name

Sonoclot Coagulation Analyzer


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send the following form with the specimen:

Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) (