Test directory: Body Fluid pH

Ordering Code48
Test NameBody Fluid pH
Preferred SpecimenBody Fluid
Preferred ContainerLithium Heparin (Green) or Heparinized Syringe
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsCare must be taken to avoid contamination by air
Immediately remove all air bubbles from syringe after drawing the sample. (Remove needle and place a luer tip cap on end of syringe, if using a heparinized syringe)
Place body fluid specimen on ICE and deliver to the lab
ASAP, pH may change with storage. (Pleural fluid should be tested within 1 hour of collection).
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Clotted, Contaminated, Frozen, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Highly viscous specimens
Avail. StatYES
Analytic TimeUp to 1 Day
Methodologyph Electrode

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Body Fluid TypeALLSee report.
Body Fluid pHALLSee report.